Focus on Boating in Northern Virginia | Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge

In the first installment of our series focusing on opportunities for boating enthusiasts in Northern Virginia, we Gateway Storage Center Boat Parkingtake a look at Leesylvania State Park located in Woodbridge, about nine miles south from Gateway Storage’s Lorton facility.

Opened in 1992, Leesylvania State Park is built upon land donated by Daniel Ludwig in the late seventies.  The park stretches out over almost 550 acres on a peninsula that borders the Potomac River, Neabsco Creek and Powell’s Creek.

Even though the park’s convenient location in southeast Prince William County is only twenty-five miles from Washington, DC, Leesylvania park is sometimes considered to be in the shadow of it’s big sister, Lake Anna.  Still, the park’s popular boat launch into the Potomac for power boats and a cartop launch for canoes and kayaks into Powell’s creek offers area boaters convenient access to the waterways.  The park also features a 300′ accessible fishing pier.

Leesylvania is open April through October during daylight hours (overnight boating and pier fishing is allowed in March and November as well). More comforts for boaters include restroom facilities with showers, a snack bar with sandwiches and ice cream, gas station, a marine store with a boat pump out station, and plenty of trailer parking.

Check out the park’s Yelp page for pictures and reviews.

Contact information for the park:

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

703-730-8205 | leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov

Gateway Storage offers secure outdoor storage for boats, jetski’s, sailboats and all watercraft with affordable monthly and long term rates, close to several Virginia and regional parks. 

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