Pohick Bay is close to a family member so it is always our campground of choice when we are in the area. For the first time we used their full hook up service.
50 amp electricity is not always reliable so we had to carefully monitor our usage. The sewer connection was about a foot out of the ground so it was a challenge to get our sewer hose to have enough slant to really work. We had to change sites in the middle of our stay and the second site was a challenge to try to get level. There were some other similar sites with the front tires off the ground. We choose to keep ours on the ground and never got completely level.
After saying all that, we do enjoy being at Pohick Bay. When the grandkids are with us they really enjoy the playground. They enjoy the woodsy feeling of the campground. Pirates Cove swimming pool is nearby. (There was a drowning the day before we used the pool, though.) The trails are fun to follow and lead you all the way down to the Potomac River, where there is another great playground. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
This is a very pretty park with lots of walking trails, right on the bay, and obviously in the season has lots of water activities on offer. We stayed here for a week using this campground as a base to visit Washington DC. The park is about 15 minutes drive from the metro railway station which made it nice and easy to get into the city. It is obvious that a lot of the sites are permanently booked out by people living in the area as the park really filled up on the weekend. This resulted in us being allocated a site (number 52) which is probably the worst and most difficult to get into. All the sites are back in but this one was up a rather steep incline and was the most uneven site we have ever had in our entire 18 months of RVing. We had to use every leveling block and plank of timber we owned. In addition to that the sewer hookup was higher than the outlet on our 5th wheel, so every time we needed to dump it was a two person job having to lift the sewer pipe up to get it to drain. When we checked out we used the dump station at the front gate - thankfully there was a good hose fitting and the sewer outlet was on a downward angle. We also had to fill our on board fresh water tank and use that as the water pressure was so low it trickled out of the tap. The staff were friendly and helpful but we wouldn't stay here again unless we were able to secure a better site. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $45.00
We enjoyed our time at Pohick. Campground includes many amenities; hiking trails, frisbee golf, boat ramp, fishing, picnic areas and much more. We utilized this campground to visit Washington DC, taking the local train which was only 15mins from the park. Only a couple sites offer direct sight of the sky for satellite TV. Since we didn't have a roof mounted satellite, we were able to move our dish through the trees. Our site included picnic table, fire pit and bbq. Our site was level and as many sites, surrounded by trees. Our Verizon phones were able to get a 4g signal from our site. No pull through sites, and some sites are not big rig friendly maneuvering in and out of. Campground within few miles of gas stations, restaurants, mall, movie theater, freeway access and grocery stores. This state park provides a few full service sites. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $47.00
Nice campground. Very shady sites, lots of trees throughout the park. sat reception is difficult. Many activities including disc golf, water park, boat rental. Small store at ranger station with firewood for $5. Good location for visiting Metro DC. Can only stay there for two weeks at a time. Then you have to leave for four days before you can come back in. Have stayed there several times and will go back again. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
We have camped here twice. Once for 3 days to access DC and the most recent stay as a one night stopover. It was not very busy either time. The park is easy to access and pretty. My kids like the huge grass area and the playground. It's pet friendly too! I was not impressed with the restrooms. I do not like the 11 AM checkout. Overall a nice campground, we will be coming again. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park. Good sized, very shady sites, and lots of trees throughout the park. Miniature golf, disc golf, water park, boat rental (canoes, kayaks & paddle boats) & golf course available, although spread out enough that it's a bit of a hike from one activity to another - might need to drive, especially to the golf course. Small store at ranger station with firewood at 6 pieces for $5. Good location for visiting Mount Vernon, but to do downtown Washington, DC, you'd have to start early, drive ~25 miles & fight the commuters for a parking spot at the METRO station. We were there mid-week and the campground was maybe one-third full; it might be busier on weekends. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $50.00
Great park with a lovely campground. This is one of a series of Virginia parks along the Potomac and it has everything: water park, marina, camping, hiking trails, disc golf, etc. Perfect for dog walking. Hook-ups all worked ok, but water pressure was poor even with almost no one in park (October). Lots of deer and squirrels and birds and other wildlife. Wonderful place to stay but here is a warning: plan your route and arrival time carefully. Highway 1 in particular and I-95 in general are horrible. Do not drive through DC in rush hour and try to avoid construction if you can. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Rate is for electric-only site. Park location: -- Great for exploring Washington DC (22 miles) and the surrounding area yet very quiet. -- Nice trails from campsites to the Potomac River and pool areas (closed after Labor Day) of the Regional Park. Sites: -- fairly level. Large sites with privacy from your neighbors. -- Most are electric only but there is an easy to get to dump station/water fill. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - easily passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms clean and good water pressure for showers. We would stay again. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Very nice park. It's kept very clean; the bathrooms were small but clean. The showers weren't the best but few campground showers are like home anyway. It has a playground and Frisbee golf and there is a small waterpark mostly suitable for younger kids just 1/4 mile out of the campground (just $4.00 per camper -- $8 if you aren't camping there). We enjoyed the short walk to the bay just down the hill from the campsites at the end. They have kayak and canoe and paddleboat rentals there also. Their rates are for families of 4 -- additional kids are 2 or 3 dollars a night extra. I'd definitely stay here the next time I'm in the area. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
Nice state park, rustic setting, attentive staff. Good access roads with relatively level sites. Only a very few full hookup sites with rest having electric only. Sewer hookup risers are about a foot off the ground making dumping difficult. Water pressure low and no Wi-Fi except for sites close to office. In mid-April park was sparsely occupied, but with water park within walking distance park will probably be packed in summer. From our door to Smithsonian exit of the Metro was 90 minutes, doubt you can do better from anywhere. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $46.00
This is a nice regional park with spacious, well shaded sites and provides a great location from which to tour Mt. Vernon and other Washington D.C. attractions. Our site was somewhat unlevel and we had difficulty hooking up to water due to a broken faucet part on the park's hook-ups. The camp is very quiet at night and frequently patrolled by park staff. Some maintenance and cleaning seemed to be overlooked (trash left behind in some sites, soap dispenser empty over several days). One other nice benefit was the bike trail that connected the campground to Gunston Hall and Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge. Overall, we would definitely stay here again while touring in the area. Our rate reflects $2 per night surcharge because we are not residents of Northern Virginia. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Stunning setting. Beautiful walking trails. Quiet and spacious sites. Be sure to mention if you are in a motorhome as some of the sites are not level. Rate only included electric - no water or sewer. (Fill-up station and dump available.) Friendly staff. Used laundromat - clean and reasonable price. Wi-Fi access at some sites (but not ours). We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $35.00
Nice campground, good hiking trails. Boat rental in park, WiFi only works near office. No cable but lots of over the air stations. They are in the process of adding full hookup sites. Good CG for kids and grownups alike. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $43.00
We were in town visiting family and spent a great fall weekend at Pohick Bay. We had a full hook up site. The site was level with a picnic table and fire ring. The interior roads were paved. A camp store stocked with the basic even in November!! They have a very nice pool (closed when we were there) It seems to be a well run park. The mini golf was closed for the year, but asked at the ranger station and they allowed our kids to play. The park is also close to the Metro. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $45.00
A nice regional park close to DC and an easy drive to the metro into the Capital. Pohick Bay has plenty to do other that visiting DC. There are walking trails, kayaking and a state park on a migratory bird route. Campsites are wooded and quiet. We had plenty of room for a 37 footer. We will visit again on our way by. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.