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The state of Virginia welcomes you to the Fountainhead Regional Park on the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir. Perfect for a motorhome camping trip, Fountainhead Regional Park occupies close to 2000-acres and is located between Fairfax Station and Clifton in the northern part of the state. About 27 miles away is the country’s capital city, Washington, DC. Renting a travel trailer is a preferred way of moving around the area, and for visitors without their own rig, RV rentals in Fairfax County make it easy to explore the surrounding areas.
With a terrain made up of rolling hills, dense forests, and a stream that flows into the Potomac River, adventure enthusiasts have much to look forward to when camping with an RV at Fountainhead Regional Park. If you’re a cyclist, kayaker, hiker, or wildlife enthusiast, camping at Fountainhead Regional Park is ideal for you. Another highlight of the park is that it serves as one of the access points for the famed Bull Run Occoquan Trail.
Fountainhead Regional Park has a conveniently located boat launch that provides easy entry to the Occoquan Reservoir. Kayaks, canoes, Jon boats, and powered boats can be launched into the reservoir from the boat launch.
Anglers get to enjoy fishing between the Occoquan Reservoir and Bluemont. The reservoir is stocked with several fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, perch, and bluegill. There are no-wake zones in certain parts of the reservoir that makes fishing exceptionally good here. Make use of the bait shop for tackle and bait. There’s also a 250-foot long fishing pier and a 100-foot floating dock. Make sure to carry a valid Virginia fishing license to fish in Fountainhead Regional Park.
Paddling is popular at Fountainhead Regional Park. There’s a 40-mile route on the Chesapeake Bay, and one of the entry points for the route is from Fountainhead Regional Park. Paddle tours are also conducted at the reservoir where you get to spot diverse wildlife and the natural beauty of the park.
During your RV rental vacation, take part in a naturalist-led program where rangers run nature interpretation programs.
Put on your hiking boots and explore the many trails that meander through different parts of the park. The Bull-Run Occoquan Trail begins in the park and continues towards the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. There is an area with mountain biking trails in the western part of the park, while the hiking and equestrian trails are on the eastern side of the park.
Whether you plan to rough it out in a tent or rent a camper near Fountainhead Regional Park, there are several well-equipped campgrounds around the park to choose from. Close by is the Burke Lake Park with 100 campsites. Amenities here at the campground include pull-thru sites, big rig access, full hookups, 50 amp electric, sewer, water, a dump station, central water spigot, WiFi, and cell phone coverage. There are restrooms and showers available too. Bring your furry friends along to this pet-friendly campground.
When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Fountainhead Regional Park, drive to Reston to the Lake Fairfax Park. The park has over 100 campsites and offers a range of amenities like big rig access, tent camping, dump station, 20, 30, and 50 amp electric service, potable water spigot, dump station, and cell phone coverage. Campers have access to flush toilets, hot showers, and picnic tables, and fire grills. There’s a swimming pool for kids to splash about in, and a playground to run around. Explore the many recreational trails around the park, go fishing, boating, mountain biking, and make use of outdoor courts. Your furry friends are welcome, but remember to keep them on a leash.
Fairfax County campers have plenty to explore in the areas around Fountainhead Regional Park. Located very close to the country’s capital, the county has several attractions. When you drive through the county, stop by to check out some of the highlights that make Fairfax County rather interesting.
Visit George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon. Take a tour of the mansion, check out the many restored rooms, and soak in the life and legacy of one of the greatest American presidents. Set aside a day to explore this American landmark.
Also in Mount Vernon is the George Washington Distillery and Gristmill; check out the fully-functioning reconstructions of the distillery and gristmill located close to the main estate. Watch how flour and cornmeal were ground and how rye was used to make whiskey at the distillery.
Don’t miss the Steven Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, home to the Discovery space shuttle. Also, the museum features hundreds of commercial and military aircraft centered on the famous ‘Big Five.’
Drive-in your Fairfax County camper rental to Herndon and visit the Frying Pan Farm Park where you can milk a cow! This educational-working farm is a treat for kids and adults alike as it replicates life between the 1920s and 1940s.
Indulge in Virginia favorites like Brunswick stew, Chesapeake Bay blue crab, Smithfield ham, and more, as you travel through Fairfax County. Several eateries are dishing out local food, fast food, fine dining food options, and multi-cuisine options too.