Author: Amanda Chambers

Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend and Take Your Boat Out on the Water | Woodbridge, VA

Get out and celebrate Columbus Day the way Christopher Columbus would have it by taking your boat out this weekend! Over 500 years ago, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

We suggest venturing out on the Potomac River and enjoying the (hopefully) wonderful sunshine minus the big ocean waves Columbus had to endure. After all your fun, come by Gateway Storage in Lorton, VA and check out our clean, secure, and easily accessible boat storage options to store and protect your vessel of liberty.

Gateway Storage is conveniently located within 5 miles of boat launching ramps for the Potomac and less than a mile from I-95. Our Lorton facility, just a few miles north of Woodbridge, offers unlimited 24-hour access, making it easy for you and your group to quickly grab your boat and hit the water in no time.
Happy holiday weekend!


Northern Virginia Self Storage Auction for Two Container Units

We will hold a SELF STORAGE AUCTION at
Gateway Storage Center
10100 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
Thursday, September 27th at or after 10:00amfor the contents of

one 8′ x 20′ storage container unit
(contains misc landscaping/handyman materials and tools)


one 8′ x 40′ storage container unit (contains plate glass)

Auction will be conducted by Fred Reger Auctions at our facility at 10100 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079.  Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to register. Parking is available in marked Visitor Parking only.  Cash payments.  Keep in mind auctions may be canceled at any time. Check with our office by phone or email us at if you have questions.

Office Phone: 703-339-0009, Ext 1.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.  Thank you!

Please click HERE to sign up for our Storage Auction Notification List.  This is NOT a newsletter (you will only receive emails regarding upcoming storage auctions).

Davey’s Ride 6 Benefiting Hope for Warriors is tomorrow! | Woodbridge, VA

The motorcycle ride starts at 14631 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge, VA .

Registration will start at 9:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. All proceeds go to Hope for the Warriors.

One of the great things about being a local storage business is having the opportunity to be involved directly with our community.  Gateway Storage takes pride in supporting local events and organizations that raise money for the community or for good causes in the northern Virginia metro area including Springfield, Lorton, Woodbridge and Alexandria.  Let us know if you have an event that needs support!

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 |

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. 

Convertible for Sale! Fun-to-drive sports car with classic appeal – one month of car storage included!

Black 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Convertible – tan interior with sporty details and a manual transmission. Only 75k miles, clean title and vehicle history report, and new Virginia inspection with emissions.

One month of free car storage at our Lorton facility (security deposit required) with the purchase of this vehicle.  Please contact us for details.

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider for sale!

Visit our Facebook page: to see an album of the car including interior and engine pictures (25+ pictures).

The car is located in Northern Virginia only a few miles from Woodbridge, Springfield and Alexandria and 4 miles south of Fort Belvoir. Call us for a test drive!  703-339-0009, ext 1


Gateway Storage sponsors Woodbridge motorcycle benefit ride

Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Hope for the Warriors

Gateway Storage is proud to sponsor Davy’s Ride 6, a motorcycle ride to benefit Hope for the Warriors.  The event will take place this year on August 25th and start on Minnieville Road in Woodbridge, VA.  Please visit the event facebook page for details and registration information.

Gateway Storage routinely sponsors local charity and athletic events that support and inspire the communities we serve, including Woodbridge, Lorton, Springfield and Alexandria.  Please contact us if you are looking for support for your event.

We offer motorcycle storage and storage for everything else on wheels!  Motorcycle enthusiasts have a safe and secure place to store their motorcycle trailer and to coordinate rides.  We have extra wide aisles and spaces with electric hook up, as well as containers suitable for motorcycle, car and vehicle storage.

Tips for Safe Boating on the Potomac River this Memorial Day Holiday

The weather is supposed to be lovely for the upcoming holiday weekend.  If

Boat Storage - Electric Available!

Boat & Trailer Storage

you’re planning to get your boat of storage for the first time and head out on the Potomac River, check out these tips from Fairfax County Fire & Rescue for safe boating and watercraft operation.  Safety patrols will be out on the river all weekend.

  • Don’t drink and boat. Boating while intoxicated is just as dangerous as drinking and driving. The “designated driver” system doesn’t work in boating. Everyone is at risk because the boat’s motion, coupled with alcohol, increases the chances of losing balance and falling overboard.
  • Everyone on the boat should wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device or life jacket. It’s the best protection against drowning.
  • Check the weather and water conditions before leaving the shore. If it looks like storms are brewing or the water is very choppy, wait for another day to go boating.

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Gateway Storage welcomes Easy Bins (Dumpster Rentals) as a Commercial Storage customer!

Easy Bins is a family owned and operated dumpster rental company located in Woodbridge, VA. Their service areas include Arlington County, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, and Fauquier County in Northern Virginia.

Easy Bins takes pride in their fast, efficient, reliable, and local service. They will perform services within your timeframe and specific needs and theirpricing is guaranteed to match or beat any national or out-of-state company.
571-357-EASY (3279)

Parking Information for the Lake Ridge MayDay 5k Race this Sunday

From Steph @ Lake Ridge Ridge Runners:
To enjoy our sponsors’ booths and fun activities, we recommend that you arrive between 6:45 and 7:30 a.m.  Additionally, please remember to pick up your timing ankle chips at our timing booth.
  • There will be no parking in the LRPRA parking lot or on the west side (the side closest to the parking lot) of Oakwood Drive between Old Bridge Road and Woodfern Court.  Please park on the east side of Oakwood Drive, on Woodfern Court, or on any of the cul-de-sacs nearby.
  • All participants must complete the course as marshaled and policed.  A failure to comply with the outlined course will result in a disqualification. (It is particularly tempting for children to turn around early on Antietam).
  • For safety purposes, we ask that you remain on the right side of the road at all times and on the sidewalk where possible.
  • Bibs must be worn on the front of the participant’s shirt where fully visible by the timing committee.
May Day Special: Please enjoy an additional 20% off on clearance items at VA Runner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Come shop these incredible deals!
We’d like to thank our wonderful sponsors for their support:
We wish you the very best of luck at the race!

Don’t forget to register for the Lake Ridge May Day 5k sponsored by Gateway Storage

This Sunday, Gateway Storage will sponsor LakeRidge Ridgerunners May Day 5k event in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Packet Pickup:
  • Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Woodbridge VA RUNNER store from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 during the LRPRA Annual Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.
  • Please pick up your packets early
  • Race will start promptly at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 6.

Gateway Storage is an enthusiastic supporter of our local community including Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Springfield, Alexandria and more. If you are organizing a community event to support a local cause or an event or activity for non-profit organization that supports a healthy, active lifestyle, please contact Amanda at Gateway Storage with your sponsorship package and information: