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Government Island

191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
+1 540-658-4864
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Great place to take the kids!

Wonderful wooded park and trails. Learn the history of the quary and enjoy nature! History markers... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
CharleyBarth
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Stafford, Virginia
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Take a trip to see nature!

We took the grandchildren to Government Island to walk in the woods and see nature. There are... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Josh12_12
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Stafford, Virginia
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191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful wooded park and trails. Learn the history of the quary and enjoy nature! History markers along the way increase the educational value

Thank CharleyBarth
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We took the grandchildren to Government Island to walk in the woods and see nature. There are plenty of trails to walk and all kinds of wildlife. A great place to see animals, read postings on the history of the island, and enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Josh12_12
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This "island" is quite the beautiful and serene spot to go for a walk as well as learn a little history. It is a nature preserve as well as the historic site of a quarry used to build homes and buildings in the area, including...More

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you're looking for a low stress place to get away from the hectic pace of northern VA, take a stroll through the park's woodlands, boardwalks and natural trails. Along the way you will observe aquatic and native plants, birds and other wildlife. The 1.5...More

Thank TGM-2
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We go here when were looking for a fairly quick outing. Beautiful historical place to take a quick hike, it's animal friendly and I see some folks fishing. Great place to also find Stafford Rocks! Could take about an hour to get through. Have fun!

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Tucked away south of Washington DC just off Rt.1 is the quarry where all the sandstone used to build Washington DC historic buildings. There is a lovely wooden walkway through the marsh to the island. There are lovely glens and a old tire swing over...More

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a great place to spend time in nature without a long drive. This place is good for exercise, getting away from the rat race, learning a little local history, or strolling with someone you like to spend time with. I have been here...More

Thank funtobhad
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What a perfect place to get out and enjoy nature! You can walk a paved trail, cross a bridge, walk along a wooden pathway that takes you to a rustic island - go for that walk too. Most people go left at the end of...More

1  Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Trails are well used but not well identified. Main trail circles back to itself, about 1 1/2 mile easy hike. Historical markers are located along the trail and the approach bridge. Nice easy hike with scenic views and historical information. Well worth the walk.

Thank barry b
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to explore! The trail is easy to navigate. Great place to come with the kids, and very dog friendly! Beautiful views of the Potomac. Make sure you read the signs as you follow the trail. It gives you A lot of...More

Thank Cindy G
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