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Lorton, Virginia

Pohick Bay Regional Park

Lorton, Virginia



Lorton, Virginia
Phone: (703) 339-6104

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $132 6/2016

Latitude: 38.6714244034527
Longitude: -77.1738673200989

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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41 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $132.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park just outside of the capital beltway. Lots to do in this park: Mini Golf, Frisbee Golf, rent paddleboards or kayaks, hike and swim in a pool.

The sites are under trees and even thought it was 85 degrees out, it did not feel that hot. They also have great cabins that we stayed in.

The bathrooms were clean and the laundry room (2 washers & 2 dryers) was clean too.

Everyone was friendly, and the roads are well maintained. No complaints at all. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Pohick Bay Regional Park is located in a wooded area. Roads are paved.

Sites are dirt, but they were putting gravel down. Our site also had timbers placed around it to help contain gravel. It was the only one with the timbers.

There are only 10 sites with full hookups. Other sites have water and electric or shared water at some tent sites.

There are two bath houses with laundry areas, but only one was open as we were here out of season.

The office has wifi. We were able to get a weak signal from it with our Jefatech repeater using an outside antenna. Later in the week, we moved to a second site and could not pickup the wifi, so the coverage is spotty away from the office.

There was a loop with some small rustic cabins. Also, there were a couple new cabins build recently in another area overlooking the river. These appeared to have central AC or heat. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71 and 63
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This park has hiking trails though the woods. The trails can be used to get to the marina at the river.

There is a playground for the children in the center of the camping area.

On the drive to the marina is a summer water park (not sure of fees), Frisbee golf in the woods, and miniature golf (showing its age).

Gunston Hall is near for a historical home tour.

Shopping is 5-6 miles from park.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is heavily wooded off the Pohick Bay which is part of the Occoquan River Water Trail, connecting Occoquan Regional Park and the wildlife refuges of the Potomac River. We were there at a bad time, after some heavy rains with lingering showers. It made the air damp, the ground was wet but the site was not muddy. Our biggest problem was backing into the site with our 37' trailer. It took several attempts. Luckily no one was in the two sites across the street from ours so we were able to maneuver easier. The site was fairly level. There are two great reasons to choose this campground. The water sports are great for family fun plus you are within 35-40 minutes of the center of Washington DC. We were using it as an overnight spot, heading for western New York's Finger Lakes and New England to enjoy the fall foliage. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Only a 15 minute drive to the metro railway

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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