Located at 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge VA 22191, Leesylvania State Park opened its 542 acres of land in 1992, being surrounded by the Potomac River, Powells Creek and Neabsco Creek. Situated in the South Eastern area of Prince William County is just 25 miles away from Washington DC and Fredericksburg.

With the history of Leesylvania State Park on ‘Freestone Point’ referring to the sandstone used for building by early settlers, the land itself was a section of the Leesylvania Plantation. Robert E. Lee’s father Colonel Henry Lee III or ‘Light Horse Harry’ was raised on the land. Although the residence was burned down somewhat in the 18th Century, their family gravesite remains intact.

Activities offered:

  • Camping: Group camping is permitted and only small tents are allowed on the campground.
  • Trails: With 5 trails suited for hiking with scenic nature and historical filled ambiance, hikers can also enjoy viewing the Potomac as well as the remains of a Civil War Confederate gun battery.
  • Fishing: Angling is abundant with largemouth bass, catfish, perch and striped bass as long as Anglers have a Maryland or Virginia freshwater fishing license.
  • Swimming: Swimming is not allowed because of the boat activities, but with the half mile of sand beach on the Potomac River, visitors can enjoy wading, walking or simply sunning on the shore.
  • Picnics: 1 open area and 4 large picnic shelters are available through reservations.
  • Visitor Center: Historical and Nature displays are showcased at the Center along with a gift shop and education on environment programs are held.
  • Snack Bar: An array of snacks of sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, drinks are available here, including souvenirs, groceries, gas, bait and tackle and the like.

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