Access Points


Bull Run Regional Park
 - Year-round access
 - Seasonal water levels
Origin of Occoquan Water Trail – Upper Segment.
This large multi-use shoreline park offers diverse recreational activities and a full service campground and store, shelters and picnic areas.  Hiking and equestrian trailheads access the 18-mile Bull Run-Occoquan Trail.

Route 28 Bridge
Year-round access
- Seasonal water levels
A small hillside parking area accesses Bull Run at bridge; riffles and free-flowing water pass under a dense canopy of trees.  Trailhead for the BROT, designated Civil War Trail.

Bull Run Marina Region Park
- Restricted access requires key
- Alternate access open year-round
-  Seasonal water levels
On the upper reaches of the Occoquan Reservoir set among evergreen and hardwood trees, this day-use park is open above Rt. 612 bridge for scholastic rowing practice, fishing and boating. Keyed entry gate.  Year-round access is below the Rt. 612 bridge.
Fountainhead Regional Park
T. 703-250-9124
- Seasonal access – call park.
A large multi-use park at the widest part of the Occoquan Reservoir sits amidst hardwoods, mountain laurel and wild rhododendrums.  Accessible fishing pier, licenses and bait, jon boat,canoe, kayak and equipment rentals at marina building.  Designated mountain bike trail, bridle and hiking trails on site. Trail terminus north shore.

Lake Ridge Community Park
T. 703-494-5288
- Year-round access
A large community park on the lower stretches of the Occoquan Reservoir provides a full-service marina with concessions, offers fishing bait, jon boat, canoes and paddleboats for rent. Hiking and nature trails throughout; home to Prince William Rowing Club and Lake Ridge Golf Course. Trail terminus south shore.

Occoquan Regional Park
T. 703-690-2121
- Seasonal access – call park.
Beginning point: Occoquan Water Trail – Lower Segment.
This historic, multi-use park below the dams on the Occoquan River offers playing fields, boating, fishing, picnicking and hiking.  Adjacent to Laurel Hill Park, major trail systems are accessible.
Mason Neck State Park
- Year-round access
Adjacent to  the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and site of an active heron rookery, it provides a critical habitat fir wildlife and offers environmental education and passive recreation.  Outstanding bird watching, fishing and beachcombing, hiking trails through marshes and forests.  Group and paddle-in camping available by permit only.                    

Pohick Bay Regional Park
T. 703-339-6104
- Year-round access
Terminus: Occoquan Water Trail – Lower Segment.
Human occupation of this site spans 13,000 years.  Now a large water-oriented park, facilities include: jon boat, pedal boat, sailboat, kayak and canoe rentals and paddling tours.  Campgrounds and picnic areas, hiking and equestrian trails and golf course are also available.