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Leesylvania State Park Campground

Greater Washington D.C., Virginia

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  • One of the hiking trails adjacent to the campsites.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Kayak and canoe launch near the paddle-in sites.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Stacked firewood is provided at all campsites.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • A typical grill and fire pit.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Overnight boat storage is located next to the paddle-in sites.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Large fire pit and benches. Perfect for groups.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • The group campsite is for special group use only. For reservations and information, call the park office.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • A large field next to the group site is perfect for recreational activities and games.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • The campground provides water for use.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • The picnic area located near the swimming area of the park.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • A large fire pit with a grill top at the group site.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Take in the Potomac River views from one of the park's many trails.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • The fishing pier.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Old Civil War barricades on the park's historic hiking trail.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
  • Clear skies over the Potomac River.- Leesylvania State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Not crowded.
Cons: 
Limited access.
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Region:
Greater Washington D.C., VA
Managed by: 
Virginia State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Located 45 minutes south of Washington, D.C., the campsites at Leesylvania State Park offer a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The campsites are secluded and have limited access. The campground only has a total of five sites: one large group campsite and four individual campsites for paddle-in users only. Firewood is provided at each site and reservations are required for all sites.

The group site is only available to special groups (Boy Scouts and company retreats, among others) and is located in a field at the southern end of the state park. The camping pad contains several picnic tables, benches, running water, and a large fire pit with a grill top. There is plenty of room for recreational activities in the large field adjacent to the campsite.

The individual sites are only for those arriving at the park by means of canoe or kayak. These sites are located right near a small boat launch. Each pad includes a picnic table, a fire ring with grill top, and a lantern hook. All tents and gear must stay inside of the camping pad. Kayak and canoe overnight storage is also on-site.

All campsites are within walking distance from all the activities the park has to offer. Leesylvania State Park has great fishing, swimming areas with beaches, and several hiking and historical trails. There is a large picnic area with tables, shelters, grills, hammocks, and multiple playgrounds. The park also has a large boat ramp with docks and a store with gas, ice, bait, and snacks. Other nearby attractions include Mason Neck State Park and Prince William Forest Park.

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