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Occoquan Reservoir in Virginia

Trip Overview

A very wide slow moving river (almost lake like) with mile markers...we put in a at the marina, and paddled up the river for a just shy of 6 miles turned around and paddled back was absolutely motors bigger then 10 horsepower, so all the traffic on the water was fishermen in little rowboats with trolling motors, a few pontoon boats, and kayaks...very quiet

On the trip, got to watch osprey dive to the water and come up with fish, and a bald eagle do the, so cool...

I am not sure how far up stream you can go, my guess is to at least Bullrun Marina...down stream, there has to be a dam somewhere...lots of little coves.


  • Fishing, Bass Tournaments
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe, Jon boat and electric motor rentals FEES
  • Mountain Bike Trail (no horses), trail conditions:
  • Access to the 17-mile Bull Run-Occoquan Trail (no bikes)
  • Rental picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Miniature golf
  • Nature trails
  • Marina Building: sandwiches, snacks, beverages, bait and tackle, fishing licenses, scale, deck and rest rooms


    $2.00 Launch Fee

    Open daily from March 20 to November 13. Open from dawn to dark. Closed November 14 for the Winter.


    To reach Fountainhead Regional Park, take I-95 south of the Beltway, exit at Occoquan and travel north on Rt. 123 approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Hampton Road and drive 3 miles to the entrance on the left.


    Fountainhead Regional Park

    10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station


    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
    • Group Rates: No

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