View from the marina at Leesylvania State Park
Fishing is a popular past time at Leesylvania State Park
There are five hiking trails at Leesylvania State Park passing through historic and scenic overlooks of the Potomac
CAN WE FISH ALL NIGHT AT LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK?
Johanna Petrosky, Visitor Services Specialist explains: "Overnight boating and the pier fishing are allowed March 1 to Nov. 1. However, you must register your vehicle beforehand. The park also has boat storage year-round, but call the park as prices vary (703) 730-8205. The reason this park can allow overnight boating and fishing is that although this is a day-use only park, there is an electronic gate that allows boater/fishers to exit the park during closed hours."
Learn more about Leesylvania State Park here.
Leesylvania opened in 1992. In 1978, noted philanthropist Daniel Ludwig donated the land to the state for a park. A national historical society, the Society of Lees of Virginia, was instrumental in securing the donation. Locally the area is known as Freestone Point, referring to the sandstone early settlers took from the property for building. Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry) was born here at what was then Leesylvania Plantation in Colonial America. This Revolutionary War hero would later father the Confederate General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame.
Drive time: Northern Virginia, half an hour; Richmond, one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half hours; Roanoke, four hours. Click here for a Google map.
Johanna replies to another frequently asked question:
"CAN WE CAMP OR RENT A CABIN AT LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK?"
"No, we don’t have cabins or RV camping here, but we do have group camping. However, group camping is only for organized groups such as Scouts, troops, church youth groups or special groups like this. You must obtain permission and call our office for more information."
VIRGINIA STATE PARKS IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY - FRIENDS - FUN!