Mason Neck

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brochure Mason Neck - Trails

Trail Guide for Mason Neck State Park (SP) in Virginia. Published by Virginia State Parks.

WELCOME TO MASON NECK STATE PARK. To make your visit safe and more pleasant, we ask that you observe the following: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Park in designated areas only. Please note there is a parking fee charged year-round at all Virginia State Parks. Self-pay parking information is available at the contact station. PRESERVE – Help preserve your park. Please don’t cut or mar any plants or trees. Collecting animal or plant life is allowed only for scientific purposes by permit from the Richmond headquarters. Don’t feed any wild animals. ALCOHOL - State law permits alcohol use only in private areas (inside your cabin or camping unit) or in areas designated on permits issued by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. PETS - Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets must be attended at all times. DRONES AND OTHER AIRCRAFT - Drones, other unmanned aerial vehicles, including remote control aircraft, and aircraft in general may not be flown in state parks pursuant to 4VAC5-30-400. LITTER - Please help us keep the park clean by placing litter and recyclables in the proper receptacles and recycle centers or carrying out your trash. The releasing of balloons is not allowed. Decorative balloons must be deflated and disposed of as trash. FIRE - Help prevent wildfires. Fires must be confined to grills, camp stoves or designated fire rings. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished when left. Firewood is generally available for purchase at the park. Guests may collect only downed and dead firewood. We enforce all seasonal and emergency bans on open fires. POLLUTION - Help reduce pollution. Dump stations, laundry sinks and slop sinks, where available, are for the proper disposal of wastewater. Please, no boat, RV or car washing. INFORMATION - For more information on Virginia State Parks or to make a cabin or campsite reservation, call 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov. The Customer Service Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on all state holidays. PARK CONTACTS Park Office: 703-339-2385 After hours, ranger on duty: 703-339-2384 Emergency: 911 TRAIL INFORMATION Virginia State Parks Mason Neck State Park DIFFICULTY SCALE EASY - From .5 to 1 mile; grades are short, typically fewer than 100 feet and less than 10 percent of the trail length; easily accomplished by all users, including the elderly and those with physical or mental disabilities, with little risk of injury or fatigue. TRAIL GUIDE MODERATE - From 1 to 5 miles; steepness and grade lengths vary; at least 60 percent of the length is fairly flat; healthy people can accomplish the trail with little risk of injury or fatigue. DIFFICULT - Trail length is greater than 5 miles; more than 70 percent of the trail is on a grade; experienced hikers only or groups of three to five people recommended; there is a risk of overexertion or injury to those not conditioned. VIRGINIA STATE PARKS ARE A TONIC FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. Museums, visitor centers and nearby historic sites make state parks cultural treasures. The recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see – from swimming and boating to horseshoes and hiking, there’s always something to do in a Virginia State Park. FISHING - A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required. PARKING - All vehicles must be parked in designated areas. Lock valuables in your trunk and keep your vehicle locked when unattended. PARK ACCESSIBILITY - We strive to make each park as barrier-free as possible. Universally accessible facilities are available throughout Virginia State Parks. 7301 High Point Road Lorton, Virginia 22079 703-339-2385 masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov EMERGENCY - Emergency phone numbers are posted at contact stations and other places in the park. If you see suspicious activity, report it to park staff immediately. For more information, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov or contact the park office. WWW.VIRGINIASTATEPARKS.GOV 800-933-PARK Mason Neck State Park Visitor Center Kane’s Creek TRAIL TRAIL Mars h Vi ew Tra il Contact Station Car-Top Boat Launch Playground Picnic Area Parking Tr a ee Cr k Viewing Station il Be ach Tra il Restrooms ’s ne a K Eag ay gh Hi B nt a Tr Trail pring nS o ls Trai l iew yv Ba l rai eT s U tiul og ue o tM in o P r rT W i m il l Be le u Sp d t Roa Poin h g Hi l ai D Har Nat io ildli uge l Eliz th abe ll twe W nal ef fe R Tr ai Vi e ad ow M e w Oc co qu an Ba Trail Blaze Mileage Usage Bay View Beach Dogue Eagle Spur High Point Kane’s Creek Marsh View Meadow View Wilson Spring Red Green Orange White N/A Blue Maroon Purple Yellow 1.02 0.16 0.85 1.29 2.94 0.87 0.26 1.10 0.63 H H H H H, B H H H H y H = Hiking B = Biking A = Handicap Accessible = Easy Difficulty Access = Moderate PA = Partially Accessible PA A A A = Difficult 0 0.25 0.5 Miles

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