The Indians called this land "Pohick," the Algonquin word for the "water place." Today, Pohick Bay is still the water place - a water-oriented park 25 miles south of the nation's capital. The park occupies a spectacular bayside setting on the historic Mason Neck peninsula in Fairfax County. In early times, George Washington visited the area frequently. Mason Neck is an ecologically fragile land that shelters a profusion of wildlife, especially the bald eagle. The developed recreation areas are concentrated where they will least disturb the delicate balance of nature. Admission is free to Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Loudon County residents. Golf course is also available to those who wish to tee it up.
Admission Fee: $7
Last Updated: 6/22/2005 11:21 AM