Picnicking

distance view of the picnic pavilion
Picnic Pavilion

NPS / Stephen Girimont

General Information

  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Grills: Yes
  • Picnic Pavilion: Yes
  • Restrooms: Yes (closed in winter)
  • Water Fountain: Yes (closed in winter)
  • Groups of 25 or more must obtain a Special Use Permit

Picnic Pavilion

  • The Picnic Pavilion, if is not reserved, is first-come, first-served.
  • Call the toll-free reservation line to reserve the Picnic Pavilion: 1-877-444-6777 (10:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST) or visit www.recreation.gov
  • Reservation Fee: $80

Things to Know

  • “Holding” or unofficially reserving tables in the picnic area for other individuals is prohibited
  • Shade structures, such as portable tents, are prohibited
  • Fires are only permitted in the park-supplied grills or personal grills brought by visitors. Grills must be monitored at all times. Fires must be fully extinguished and the ashes left in place.
  • Hammocks are prohibited
  • Never feed wild animals, including birds and squirrels. Store all food when not in use. Animals that become dependent on human food may become aggressive toward people.

Accessibility

  • One parking space is designated.
  • There is one accessible Family restroom, which has a door lever to open (closed in winter).
  • The parking lot is paved. The entrance surface to the Picnic Area is fairly level and grassy.
  • Water: The water fountain is not accessible.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed from the small beach at the edge of the Picnic Area. Information regarding required icenses and regulations for fishing may be found here.
 

Last updated: August 17, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Phone:

(804) 224-1732 x227

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