#mypubliclandsroadtrip stops by Meadowood, Virginia, on the way to Washington, D.C.
The Mason Neck peninsula, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., is also the site of Gunston Hall - historic home of George Mason IV, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights. Additional public lands on Mason Neck include the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mason Neck State Park, and Pohick Bay Regional Park.
Also nearby, the BLM manages the 800-acre Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation. The Meadowood Trail System includes dynamic multiple use trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking–making it the perfect stop to recreate on your way to tour the Nation’s Capitol.
Habitat is provided for migratory and resident waterfowl, bald eagle, nesting, feeding, and roosting, and enhancement of species diversity for a variety of wildlife, including blue heron, wood ducks, wood ducks, screech owls, bluebirds, and tree frogs.