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Dyke Marsh Preserve

Alexandria, VA 22307, USA

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Forests

About Dyke Marsh Preserve

Dyke Marsh consists of about 380 acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest. It formed 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. It is one of the largest remaining pieces of freshwater tidal wetlands left in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.


Attractions near Dyke Marsh Preserve

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon4.6km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, which was situated in the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County. There is also a beautiful mansion built in there. It remained Washington's home for the rest of his life.

Green Spring Garden11.38km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

A public park, including a historic 18th-century plantation house "Green Spring", which is the heart of a national historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Lake Accotink Park14.78km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

Lake Accotink is a reservoir in North Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was formed by the damming of Accotink Creek. The lake is 55 acres, and the surrounding park is 493.

Mason Neck State Park18.76km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

A state park that was situated in a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east.  It has an area of 1814 acres and is home to bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, and many other types of wildlife. The park also contains white-tailed deer and many species of lichen.

Belmont Bay19.64km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

Belmont Bay is a body of water at the mouth of the Occoquan River between Fairfax and Prince William counties, Virginia. The bay adjoins the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park on the Fairfax County side and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Prince William County.

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge21.03km from Dyke Marsh Preserve

This is a national wildlife refuge located where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac River in Woodbridge. This is an ecological treasure of natural habitats that are rare or nearly extinct in Northern Virginia. Visit this unique place to experience tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers.

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