Occoquan
 

This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan River diagonally across from
the Town of Occoquan. It offers 400 acres of recreational space and a touch of the past
with its historic brick kilns and the memory of imprisoned women suffragists.
Click here for more information on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

Occoquan Regional Park is [also] one of the few places in the region to serve as a trailhead
for and site within multiple routes of regional and national significance: Park lands, trails and
associated waters are part of the Fairfax Cross-County Trail; the diverse, braided network of
the  Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and related outdoor experiences; an historic
journey commemorated by the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail; and
the Occoquan Water Trail, recognized as both a National Recreation Trail and part of the
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network.

Redevelopment plan proposal

A proposed makeover at Occoquan would include a number of improvements to the park, beginning right at the entrance on Route 123, with the installation of new landscaped features with park and facility signage visible from the road. Inside the park, proposed renovations would include the development of a 3.1-mile (5k) multi-use trail loop through the entire park, which will then connect with a new landscaped waterfront plaza area adjacent to concessions and the boat ramp. The plan also calls for the addition of a large group rental shelter near the batting cage at the rear of the park, as well as construction of new roads and parking areas.

At the heart of the renovations is the Packard Occoquan Center. The multipurpose building will include a historic/environmental education area, a special event rental space overlooking the river, and a concessions area to serve boaters and other park patrons. The Packard Occoquan Center will also feature interpretation of a much earlier chapter in history when John Smith and his crew sailed up the Potomac and visited this site in 1608. This point of first European contact will allow visitors to learn about  Native Americans and native flora and fauna of the region.


Paddle Tour Brochure 2014
Click Here for Kayak Rental information

*Riverboat Tours, April 6th- October 26th
River Boat Tours Adults: $12, Children 4 to 10 years old $6, under four free.
Tour hours: Saturdays noon to 6 pm, Sunday 3 to 8 pm.
For more information please contact the park.

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