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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+ Only 55+ Only 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
  • Public Phone Public 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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66 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

This park is attached to a nice Potomac River marina, great water park, trails, and a variety of camping options. My sloped lot #42 comments: a challenge for backing in and I needed an extra hose for water hookup (no sewer on this site). They had other level and deeper sites which I will remember next time. Most sites are nicely shaded which brought some relief for 90+ degree days. I wasn't there for the family activities but enjoyed some nice quiet evenings in the shade. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take advantage of the myriad DC tourist sites. They are everywhere and relatively close.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We really enjoyed this campground, and that was without taking advantage of all the amenities. Our site was level and spacious, and bordered on the playground so it was fun watching all the kids playing. Plus, this gave us a big grassy area for walking our dogs. The check in guys were great, they allowed us to have parts for our trailer mailed there and even delivered them to our site. The utilities worked fine and they have a stone-filled trough around the water which avoids a lot of mud. It is s little tight bavking into the sote because the road is narrow. We would definitely camp here again and stay longer. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very easy to take the train into DC, the metro personnel jumped in to help us anytime we looked lost. Be sure to add the cost of parking to your card for discounted parking.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This place is a gem in hiding. $10.00 senior rate close to lost of stuff Quiet. only 23 miles from Washington DC. If you plan to visit DC you must stay here. Transportation to city is close by and inexpensive. Train or metro. I would give a higher rating if I could. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
dont remember
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $61.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are gravel and many were grossly unlevel so be careful selecting a site. We were lucky and ours was level. Limited FHU sites available for big rigs. If you like woodsy state parks then this is a good one just outside DC. Very nice playground and commons area in center of park. Many nearby amenities. Our site was left trashy by the previous user which may have been a one time event, but we never saw any clean up activities between different site users. Good location for south side and downtown DC. 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We were on site 40 which was 65' long back in with lots of space between sites. Gravel on the site was generous, so no thin spots. It rained once and drainage was good. Back-in was a little difficult around a dumpster and up a hill. Once up the hill the site was level. Very convenient to grocery store and about 7iles from Metro. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Buy one day unlimited Metro and then can use trains and buses for into and around the city.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We really enjoyed our 4 night stay. The restrooms were very nice and clean, even during the busy weekend days. Staf was extremely friendly and we didn't arrive until 1:00 am, but a staff member stopped and checked on us...24 hour staff coverage. Roads could be a little tight for big rigs and our site #2 was not very level, but overall a great park with relatively easy access to DC. Even when full with families on the weekend, it was quiet. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

The girl who checked us in rattled off a very fast, rehearsed and monotone speech with all of the information, rules and directions. We didn't catch any of what she said. We stayed here for a week. All of the sites in the loop that we were in circle around and back up to a noisy playground. Most of those sites at least have some foliage separating them from the playground, but our site was wide open to it. If you have young kids with you, site 22 is the place to be, but if you want quiet then you don't want this site. The road is heavily wooded and the site markers are wood poles placed at the corner of the site driveway and the road. This combination makes it very difficult to back in, even more so when there is someone else camping at the spot across the road which parallels the road and is very narrow. We had to go ahead, turn around in a different site, and then drive the wrong direction on the one way road in order to get into our site. The sites are all dirt with woods in between sites. They pick up the garbage at your site every day if you leave it by the road, although I did not see any information about recycling. It's convenient that they have laundry facilities, but we did have to run the dryer through two cycles each time we did laundry (we used both Comfort Stations and it was the same each time). The park/campground is located on a peninsula and I found that location to be somewhat far from anything else we wanted to do. We did enjoy seeing the bald Eagles in their nest at the cove. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
22
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Mason Neck State Park and wildlife refuge is nearby. They charge $7 for out of state vehicle or $5 for in state.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

A gem amid chaos. Nice park 22 miles from DC. Stayed in site 67 - only area of Park really suitable for MH. Heavy shade so no satellite, a few over the air digital channels. Level, gravel sites with full hookups. 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
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access to Metro about 30" away for touring activities in DC. For a state park campground, it was a beautiful, peaceful setting. No WiFi, but phone reception was OK. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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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: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 41
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Upon arrival, check in was easy. Got to our site and was able to back in. After getting the travel trailer level, hooked up power to get the AC running. The AC ran for 30 seconds then quit. After looking at my power monitor, the power was steady at 104 volts and would drop to 102 volts with the AC running. We called the camp office and one of the staff and the maintenance man came out with in 10 minutes. They explained that the part power was on the old system 208 volts and they were trying to get it upgraded to the standard 240 volts. Unfortunately, my surge protector would not allow the unit to keep power with the low voltage. They did offer to get us a site at Bull Run, but we declined. Brad did get our money refunded and a voucher. The park seemed like a very nice park with shaded sites. The staff was great and responded quickly to our phone call. The reason for the marks at '4' is because of the power issues. Other than that, I would have been a great park.

This is the first time we encountered a low voltage problem. being a retired electrician, I have a very good surge protector / monitoring system. Reading about all the issues with power at RV parks, it is good to protect your RV. We also have a water pressure regulator and keep our water pressure just under 50 PSI. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

I found it very frustrating to pay for a 50 amp full hook up camp site (71) and have the power kick off repeatedly each day. We have a progressive energy management system wired into our power bay so it was protecting us or alerting us of the low power. Probably 15 times per day. I called maintenance to see if there was a problem with our power pedestal only to be told the system is old and can't handle all the units pulling 50 amps. We were probably at the end of a run of power, but seriously I can't see paying that much for a site that doesn't deliver. We needed the sewer hookup as it was our first one in weeks and there were no other sites available. But if I can only draw 30 amps why am I paying for a 50 amp site. Be aware in the summer it will be difficult. 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
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is a very long multi use bike trail that runs down Gunston rd in front of the park and into Mason Neck State Park. George Masons plantation hall was right down the road and $8 for seniors over 60.

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