Continent
North America
Country
Virginia (USA)
Next Big City
Washington DC
Next Town
Alexandria, Belmont Park
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

On the tidal Potomac in the Belmont Bay. Flat to choppy water. Very shallow very far out. Occasional logs or branches in water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
No information

Narrow beach, non-existent at high tide. Trees right on shoreline.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Usable year round except when iced over. Wetsuit needed.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SSW, NW
Main Direction:
No information

Best months are April/May and September/October. Gusty most of the time. Best winds are out where the water is deep.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take Rt. 1 south from the beltway, turn left on to Gunston road, follow signs to Mason Neck State Park. The 'beach' is at the car top boat launch.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

Daily parking fee of $3 on the weekdays and $4 on the weekends. Annual parking passes are available. Boat rentals are available from April to October. Park Information Line: 703-339-2385.

Nightlife

No information
Continent
North America
Country
Virginia (USA)
Next Big City
Washington DC
Next Town
Alexandria, Belmont Park
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

On the tidal Potomac in the Belmont Bay. Flat to choppy water. Very shallow very far out. Occasional logs or branches in water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
No information

Narrow beach, non-existent at high tide. Trees right on shoreline.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Usable year round except when iced over. Wetsuit needed.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SSW, NW
Main Direction:
No information

Best months are April/May and September/October. Gusty most of the time. Best winds are out where the water is deep.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take Rt. 1 south from the beltway, turn left on to Gunston road, follow signs to Mason Neck State Park. The 'beach' is at the car top boat launch.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

Daily parking fee of $3 on the weekdays and $4 on the weekends. Annual parking passes are available. Boat rentals are available from April to October. Park Information Line: 703-339-2385.

Nightlife

No information