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We Have Had to Postpone the January 6 Hike 

to See the Tundra Swans 

The Friends of Mason Neck State Park's hike to see the Tundra Swans on January 6 has been postponed.  The Great Marsh is freezing over, and the Tundra Swans will have to move further offshore or to another protected spot.  

We'll reschedule the hike for February,  when the swans will be more visible.


Help Save the Bay!

Register for the Grasses for the Masses Program 

at Mason Neck State Park

Do you want to help improve the water quality of Belmont Bay, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay?  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is holding workshops on planting underwater grasses in Alexandria and Arlington in late January and early February.  Workshop participants will be given seeds, tools and instructions on how to plant and grow the grasses.  When the grasses are ready for planting, in May or June, we will gather at Mason Neck State Park to plant the grasses in Belmont Bay. 


You can find information on the program, as well as a link to the registration website, at


"Spirit of America" Bald Eagle Sculpture 

Unveiled and Dedicated 


“Spirit of America,” the life-sized Bald Eagle sculpture commissioned by the Friends of Mason Neck State Park, has now been placed just outside the Visitor Center.  More information and pictures are at 


Mason Neck State Park 

Mason Neck State Park is located on the Mason Neck peninsula in southeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. The Park's wetlands, forest, water, ponds, and fields are home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, swans, and other birds living on or near the Potomac River, Kane's Creek, and Belmont Bay. 

The Park has hiking trails, three miles of paved multi-use trails, a large picnic area, a playground, a car-top canoe and kayak launch, and a visitor center. Canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals are available.

The Friends of Mason Neck State Park
work to conserve, enhance, and interpret the Park's natural, educational, recreational, cultural and historic resources. We assist the Park Staff in implementing its programs and activities, and we sponsor picnics, hikes, kayak trips, show-and-tell, volunteer activities, and other special events.

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