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Pohick Bay Regional Park

Lorton, Virginia


6501 Pohick Bay Dr
Lorton, Virginia 22079
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Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.67142
Longitude: -77.17387

Elevation: 135' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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26 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This was our maiden voyage with our Aliner Ranger 12. We stayed only the one night at site 28 with electric but not water. The site was quite down hill but we made it work. We enjoyed the proximity of the trail down to the Potomac River overlook, as I felt like I was hiking, even though I was eight weeks out from sustaining a broken ankle. Fire ring without grate; nice picnic table; no alcohol allowed; small store to purchase wood. It was a bit chilly, so we did not use the showers, choosing to wait until we got home. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We found a shopping plaza and grocery store less than 10 minutes from the campground.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Overall very pleased but be advised not all sites have water or sewer. If you book through Reserve America they do not make this very clear. I found out from reading a review here and called the campground office. My site 91 (and all of the sites in the 76 to 100 loop) do not have water. For a short trip up to 4 or 5 days this is not and issue for me. They do have potable water right at the camp store when you check in. My camp site was plenty long enough. The reservation system said 45 foot site and it was 65 ft long, plenty of room. The camp store was fairly well stock for its size.The bathhouse for the loop we were in is a bit of a hike from some of the sites. The park itself have a lot of trails, a pool and 2 boat launches. Mini and Frisbee golf courses. Plenty to do. Excellent jump off point to DC which is what we used it for. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Campground is convenient to the Lorton commuter rail station and not far from the Franconia metro station for trips into DC. 2 shopping centers less that 5 miles away. one just north on rt 1 has an Ihop, Dominoes pizza, Food Lion, post office, Italian Rest., Golds Gym among others. The other on Lorton Market Rd had a Glory Days sports grill , Chinese and Japanese rest., and anothe food market. We used the back roads to get to the metro station with good results. avoid the mess on I95.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely suburban park about 5 miles from the Springfield, Virginia, metro station that takes you into Washington, DC. We tent camped with a group in an overflow camping area on a weekend in late October. The park was pretty full, but thinned out Sunday night. Very clean and modern restrooms and laundry facilities. Cabins available to rent. Playground for the kids. Also a water park that is open during the summer season. Well-stocked camp store on site. Easy hiking trails, including one that takes you about half a mile to Gunston Hall, home of George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers whose Virginia Declaration of Rights served as a basis for the Bill of Rights. RV spaces have full hook-ups or electricity only, are heavily shaded, have easy access even for big rigs, and provide enough room for privacy and quiet. Dump station on site. Picnic tables in overflow tent camping were pretty worn so a tablecloth is recommended. Beautiful area, but because of its proximity to the suburbs you won't see a lot of wildlife. Also, being only about 3 miles from a busy highway you could occasionally hear sirens at night. Still, a great option when visiting the Nation's Capital. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
134
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Used as a base for visiting the DC area. Large sites, rural feel, woodsy, bike path, near Food Lion and many restaurants (5.2m). Exceptionally friendly staff. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lorton VRE station (6 M) offers 2 easy ways into DC. Commuter Amtrak was direct to LEnfant station near Mall. ($8.40) Or use connector bus (371) at Lorton to/from Franconia Springfield Metro station which is the last stop on the Blue Line. Buy a smartrip metro pass for bus and metro use. Use VRE app for Amtrak commuter line. Good access to everything by foot from LEnfant.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We preselected our site on a previous trip to make sure we could fit in as the sites vary quite a lot from basic camping to full hook ups. Access is good but there is a height restriction on the route that GPS will take you so plan carefully if you are tall! This was our second stay to be near the grandkids and it is perfect for us... quiet, well shaded and maintained. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We booked 5 months in advance to make sure we could get the site we wanted! Check out the old Lorton Reformatory which is now an Artists enclave.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Staff very friendly and helpful in finding us a site for an extra few days during a busy weekend. Well maintained park and facilities. We chose a site without a water connection, but water is available near the office. One of the best campgrounds in the Washington, D.C. area. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Located about 10 miles south of Mount Vernon, VA, and 10 miles north of Potomac Mills for outlet shopping.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Beautifully wooded, natural setting. Two bathhouses in main campground. Very clean. Laundry on-site. Good over-the-air TV reception. Good Verizon signal. Great campground for people with kids. There is a playground at the campground and another down near the boat ramp on the bay. Campground staff provides activities for the kids on the weekends, ranging from scavenger hunts to arts and crafts. Pirate's Cove Water Park is right next door, but if you are counting on using that, be sure to call the park directly to check when it opens and on what days. Mini-golf and disc-golf are nearby. It's also a great place for boaters and fishermen (boat ramp nearby) and people who like hiking wooded trails. My only caution is that many of the sites are pretty un-level. If you have a motorhome or a trailer much larger than a pop-up, you might want to call the campground office directly (rather than going through Reserve America) to make sure you book something suitable. Also keep in mind that very few of the sites are full hookup and most don't even have water. Just electric. So be sure to take care of your tank situation accordingly. As other reviewers have mentioned, you can fill up on water by the ranger station/store when you pull in, but it is very crowded there. There is a single dump station available on the way out. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

This is a great place to park the camper and explore the Washington DC area. George Mason's home, Gunston Hall, is adjacent to the park. A couple of miles down the road is Mason Neck State Park, a great place for hiking and bird watching. Mt. Vernon is an easy drive 10-12 miles north of the park. Old Town Alexandria is just north of Mt. Vernon. The Franconia/Springfield metro's blue line is about 10-12 miles away and will take you right into DC and all of its attractions.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little "transit" campground. There were a few campers but this seemed more of an overnight drop and go. Other than that...on Friday this place turned into tent haven. Tons of tents, kids etc. Very loud campground surprisingly. The RV sites were great. Big and flat. Lots of room between campers. To me 60-71 were the best sites. I had 71 which to me was the best site in the campground. Only issue is that there is a kids field behind these sites and there is no clear exit so you have kids walking through your site to get to the road. The campground should provide a few clearly marked exits to avoid this for campers. Other than that there are hiking trails right at the campground. Ranges from .5 mile hikes to 4 mile. Great look hikes. There's a great lake with fishing opportunities. Boat rentals of all sorts there. We enjoyed it. Full hookup was great. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed here and went back and forth to Washington DC. Only about a half hour ride in that drops you at the foot of the Memorial Bridge/Arlington Cemetary. Very convienent to and from. You can park at Arlington for a fee. We parked along the potomac river (free) which is convienent to walk to all the monuments. 3 hour parking limit but that's plenty. Arlington Nat. Cemetary. Consider renting a bike from Capital Bikeshare. Easy to see all monuments.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice place to stay, especially if visiting DC. Bathrooms and heated showers were in tolerably good shape, but always seemed a bit muddy from people tracking in dirt. Never saw them "spotless", but they were clean enough to use. Woodsy feel and sites are reasonably separated. 2 each washers and dryers at each bathroom, in good working condition. Good access to DC by driving to Franconia-Springfield station, an easy 20-30 minutes in an RV. Parking for RVs is either in the nearby mall (free) and risk towing, or in an uncovered, metered lot which costs $1 per hour, for up to 12 hours. Metro claims there are two "RV" stalls, but there are no spots marked for RVs. Six bus-sized stalls, unmetered, are marked "HOV" for 12+ passenger vehicles. In two of the stalls marked for car width it's possible to park a little outside the lines without obstructing another parking stall. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located in the woods, however, the roads are paved. Sites are gravel, and un-level, ours was back-in and we had 30 amp hook-up and water no sewer. We could't get satellite because of the trees though we could easily pickup local channels on antenna The bath houses had laundry areas, and they were spotless. If they have wifi it would better if you called it nofi. There are many activities, if you go in season, Frisbee golf, miniature golf, and real golf on a very nice course. They also have a swimming pool and water park. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice picnic area in Park

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Whenever we visit DC we stay at Pohick Bay. It's getting rather pricey, but it's a great campground. Our Good Sam discount only amounted to $2 a night, almost enough to cover the Reserve America fee. The rules state that only two cars may be at the site and a staff member will come and enforce that rule. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

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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