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Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive

Leesylvania is nestled along the tidal shores of the historic Potomac River. Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years. Capt. John Smith visited the area in 1608 on his voyage of discovery. It's also the ancestral home of Virginia's legendary Lee and Fairfax families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, Leesylvania offers many land and water activities, including hiking, picnicking, fishing and boating. A universally accessible fishing pier, playground, boat launch, boat storage area, snack bar and store, visitor center and gift shop are available. A 20-station fitness trail and canoe and kayak rentals also are available.

6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
5 a.m - 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Danielle Easler

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I took my kids here for the beach and to swim. The sand had a lot of sticks and debre but you can find a good place to set up. My kids enjoyed the water. They have pavilions to host parties and you can also grill. There is probably much more you can do here, we just haven't explored that part yet.

Mina Tetzlaff

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I love Leesylvania, I’ve been going for years and my family still loves it dearly. Great trails, small park, nice fishing and swimming areas. Great for kids and it’s even better for adults who need someplace to go to for a couple hrs.

Sam Wallace

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Went there to walk the trail. According to what's online, it's 2 miles long but with lots of hills. The trail is almost completely shaded, which is nice on a hot summer day. There's bits of a few ruined farms and a Civil War embankment along the route, but mostly it's just natural views to enjoy. Insect repellent and sun screen are both helpful. Make sure to bring water, too, as there's none available on the trail.

Corrine Liljegren

Friday, May 11, 2018
This was such a peaceful and beautiful place! The park rangers even showed my two little boys around the vistor center which included various animals and hands-on interactive learning. We enjoyed the shaded picnic tables for lunch and running around at the neat playground area. Afterwards pulled out beach toys to indulge in the sun and sand. It has been a long time since Ive seen such a nice park!

Kristine Kellenberger

Friday, March 30, 2018
This was a nice beach area. I came to hike, but saw many, many people swimming in the water and laying out on the beachy area. The water did not seem great for that though. There were many trails to hike and historical markers to check out. The staff at the Visitor Center were very friendly. There was also a cool nature trail with markers for different trees and flowers. I saw a snake on the trail!

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