Index to Kayaking In and Around Washington, DC

Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Bay Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
(703) 339-6104
Canoe, kayak, paddle board & jon boat rental available.
Private boat launch is permitted. There is a fee.

Image: egret/Pohick Bay Bill and I really enjoyed our paddle at Pohick Bay. We will be going back as we were unable to see the entire area. Also, it was so lovely that we would just want to go back! There is a small fee to launch privately owned kayaks. I believe it was $4.00 each for seniors. Out of state and state fees are different but nominal. Wild life is abundant. Paddling is a total joy. We had a lovely lunch in the kayaks and just floated among the vegetation. There were also many animals and birds to see including an egret rookery. There were literally hundreds of grown and baby birds in the trees. We are told there is also a blue heron rookery but we did not have time to paddle to it. That will be a must. Next time we go Bill and i plan to fish from our kayaks while we are there. A license is required. In short, we loved this spot to kayak.

"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." Pohick Bay Regional Park

First posted: Sept 16, 2014
Last update: Jan 21, 2020