Pohick Bay is a water oriented park located on the Potomac River 25 miles south of the nation's capital. Our boat launch facility is one of only 3 public access points to the Potomac River in northern Virginia and the closest to Washington DC and its famous waterfront. Pohick Bay offers canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and jon boats for rent on the weekends.
In addition to water activities the park also offers family and group camping, hiking, picnic areas and a large play area for children. For those of you interested in swimming, we offer one of the largest, outdoor freeform pools on the east coast! Please contact the park about swim lessons for your family.
Pohick Bay Regional Park, located on Mason Neck Pennisula is an ecologically fragile land that shelters an abundance of wildlife, including the bald eagle. Nature lovers can expect to see blue birds, osprey, heron, deer, beavers and rare sightings of river otters.
2014 Paddle Tour Brochure
2014 Campground Events Calendar
Pohick Bay Regional Park Cultural Resources
Directions: To reach Pohick Bay, From I95 S, exit 163 to Lorton. Left onto Lorton Rd at the end of exit ramp. Go under second overpass and turn right onto Lorton Market St. (You will see Shoppers Food Warehouse) Go about 1.5 mile to traffic light at RT. 1. Go straight through light (road name changes to Gunston Rd) and go about 4 miles to park entrance on left.
95N. Take exit 161 to Lorton, Rt. 1 N. Go about 1.5 miles to first stop light and turn right on to Gunston Rd. Go about 4 miles to park entrance on left.