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MASON NECK STATE PARK              703-339-2385
7301 High Point Road, Mason Neck, VA  22079      

DIRECTIONS: Approx 6 miles east of Woodbridge and Lorton, VA.  Travel 4 miles east on State Rte 242 (Gunston Road) off U. S. Rte 1.  Turn right onto High Point Road to enter park.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Hiking trails, a large picnic area, playground, car-top canoe launch and a visitor center are among the park's features. Birdwatching, especially for the American bald eagle, and guided canoe trips of Kane's Creek and Belmont Bay are favorites with park visitors. The park's access to wetlands, forest, open water, ponds and open fields make it ideal for environmental study and wildlife observation.

PARKING:  5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.  Located at Visitor Center, park office and picnic area.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Concrete sidewalk to Visitor Center, park office, and to public restrooms.

ENTRANCE TO VISITOR CENTER:   Doors, 72 in. wide, open out.  Front and rear glass doors.  Office door is 36 in. wide opening out. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  In picnic area.  Doors are 36 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening out and handrails.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Restroom in Visitor Center is equipped as above, and is available for public use when the facility is open.                                                        
For guests with mobility disabilities,hiking trails offer short, non-strenuous walks.  The Kanes Creek trail has an observation blind for visitors to look for waterfowl and other wildlife.

Playground is fully accessible.

PICNIC AREAS:  1/4 mi. from Visitor Center.  Picnic areas have tables for guests in wheelchairs, fireplace grills and trash receptacles. The universally accessible shelter is a 40 x 20 ft. framed tent. There are no holes in the center, and the sides are open. The floor is gravel. There are eight picnic tables and two pedestal charcoal grills. It seats 50 people at one time.

There is a universally accessible restroom facility in the picnic area with a 6-ft. wide cement walkway leading to it and one accessible picnic table.

TRAILS: A fully accessible paved hiking trail, the Beach Trail, has views of Belmont Bay. The trail is about 300 yards long and ends at an accessible observation platform overlooking the bay. The Dogue Trail has a hard-packed dust surface and is about .8 mi. long. It meanders through the forest and offers a cool and relaxing outing. It is accessed from the paved Wilson Spring Trail parking lot. The quarter-mile Marsh View Trail is stone-packed and ends at an elevated platform that overlooks the upper marshes of Kane's Creek. The 3-mi. paved High Point Road Multi-use Trail parallels the park road.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open 8 am - dusk.  Park fees: The visitor center sells snacks and ice cream. Drink vending machines are behind the visitor center and at the picnic shelter.

Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.


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