Come paddle the upper reaches of the scenic Potomac River. Paddle among the islands that are stretched out on this beautiful section of the river. Learn about the natural world around you and general ecology of the area. Call 703-450-4655 for reservations (required). Cost: $30 per person.
Saturday Morning Tours (3 hours)
Saturday 5/11 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 6/1 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 6/22 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 7/20 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 8/17 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 9/14 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 10/5 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fall Color Tours (3 hours)
Saturday 10/19 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 10/20 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunset Tours (2.5 hours)
Saturday 7/13 6:30pm – 9pm (sunset – 8:38pm)
Saturday 8/3 6:30pm – 9pm (sunset – 8:20pm)
Paddle Tours at Fountainhead Regional Park
Enjoy the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the Occoquan Reservoir. Our friendly park staff guides will lead all groups on a fun and memorable outdoor experience while highlighting natural and historic features unique to the area. Tours are offered for ages 12 & up, 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Call Fountainhead Regional Park today to make your reservations (required) at 703-250-9124. Cost is $30 per person.
Sunset Tour Dates:
5/25, 6/9, 6/22, 7/7, 7/20, 8/4 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8/25 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9/8, 9/21 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Moonlight Tour Dates:
6/2, 7/6, 7/21, 8/17 (8:30 pm - 11:00 pm)
9/15 (7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)
9/29 (7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
Fall Color Tour Dates:
10/27, 11/2 (2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Paddle Tours at Pohick Bay Regional Park
Join us for an exciting adventure on the water of Pohick Bay. Explore one of the area’s finest wildlife habitats while enjoying views of bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, fish and other wildlife. No experience is necessary! Appropriate for ages 8 and up (8 -15 must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations required by calling 703-339-6104. Cost: $30 per person. Private and group tours available upon request.
Kayak Tours: Meet at Pohick Bay Marina Boat Rentals
Morning Tours: 8 a.m. – noon
Saturdays – 5/11, 9/7
Sundays – 6/9, 7/7, 7/21, 8/11, 10/6
Evening Tours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 5/4, 6/22
Moonlight Tours: Tour times vary as follows
Friday, 4/26 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 5/24 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 6/23 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 8/23 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 9/20 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Canoe Tours: Meet at Pohick Bay Marina Shore Launch Ramp
Morning Tours: 8 a.m.—noon
4/21, 5/19, 6/15, 7/6, 8/31, 10/5
Evening Tours: 5 p.m.—8 p.m.
4/27, 5/25, 6/1, 7/14, 9/15, 9/21, 10/13
Paddle Tours at Occoquan Regional Park
Historic Kayak Tours
led by Occoquan Town Mayor Earnie Porta
Learn about the historic region of the lower Occoquan River and the Town of Occoquan. See dates below.
Belmont Bay Tours
June 22nd & September 14 11am-2pm. Cost is $30 per person.
Tours to the Town of Occoquan: 11 am to 12:30 pm at Occoquan. Cost $10. Tours run the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month Beginning May 11 through October 26.
Paddle to Mason Neck
Join our naturalist for a kayak tour to Mason Neck State Park! Call 703-690-2121 for reservations. Cost is $30 per person. Kayak rental included.
Saturday 5/4 9am-1pm & Saturday 10/19 9am-1pm
Manassas Battlefield Historic Paddle
Saturday, May 11. Cost $30. 9 am to 3 pm. Put in at Old Stone Bridge, take out at Blackburns Ford (Rte. 28)
Occoquan Watertrail League (
Occoquan Watertrail League (OWL): Our mission is to work with volunteers, government agencies and land owners to promote resource awareness, encourage environmental stewardship and improve access to the Occoquan Water Trail.
Join us at www.owlva.org.
Tours in Cooperation with the Chesapeake Paddlers Association
Spring Bluebell Paddle: Sunday, April 14th 1pm
Meet at Bull Run Marina. Cost: $20 per participant to rent kayak. Call Occoquan Regional Park to register at 703-690-2121.
Route 28 Rock Paddle: Saturday, May 18th 1pm
Meet at Bull Run Marina. Cost: $30 per person to rent kayak. Call 703-690-2121 to register.
Fountainhead Fall Paddle: Saturday, October 26. $20 per person
Unpredictable weather conditions are to be expected. For late fall and early summer tours particularly, water temperatures can be cold despite warm air temperatures. Please dress appropriately. Guides will assess the weather at the time of the tour. If it is unsafe, the trip will be canceled and your money will be refunded, or your trip rescheduled.