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9 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Virginia

Virginia

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.

Algonkian Regional Park
Algonkian Regional Park47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165, USA

The 838-acre park which was located on the Potomac River in Sterling, Virginia is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and contains open fields, picnic shelters, rental cottages, an event center for weddings and meetings, a boat launch with access to the Potomac River, the Volcano Island water park open from May to September, and an 18-hole golf course. The park is bisected by the Potomac Heritage Trail.

Belmont Bay
Belmont BayBelmont Bay, Virginia, USA

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.

Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, USA

A beautiful public park that encompasses Burke Lake. It offers many recreation facilities, including miniature golf, a carousel, a miniature train, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pier, campgrounds, and numerous playgrounds and picnic areas.

Dyke Marsh  Preserve
Dyke Marsh PreserveAlexandria, VA 22307, USA

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.

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge
Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge12638 Darby Brook Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA

The Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located along the Potomac River in Virginia, at the point where it meets Neabsco Creek. The refuge covers wetlands and woodlands, and has a railroad right-of-way bordering its western edge. It is currently closed to the public, but has been considered as a possible portion of the route for the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

Lake Accotink Park
Lake Accotink Park7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150, USA

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.

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge14050 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

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.

Quantico Creek
Quantico CreekQuantico Creek, Dumfries, VA, USA

Quantico Creek is a 13.7-mile-long partially tidal tributary of the Potomac River in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. Quantico Creek rises southeast of Independent Hill, flows through Prince William Forest Park and Dumfries and empties into the Potomac at Possum Point.

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve7400 VA-193, McLean, VA 22102, USA

A nature preserve which was located at Mc lean which is noted for including eastern hemlocks among its plant life, which are rare for the area. It is a popular destination for recreation and hiking and is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

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