Mason Neck May Close to Public

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Mason Neck State Park, known as a good place to see bald eagles, is one of five state parks that may close this summer due to budget cuts. Set along the Potomac in Fairfax County, Mason Neck is also a heron rookery and home to ducks and tundra swans. It has several miles of trails in the woods and near wetlands.

There are other more-serious cuts proposed too, including furloughs for state workers and slashes to education and health and human services, reports The Post in local news. But if you’re a fan of Mason Neck, pay a visit soon, as the park may close as early as this spring.

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2 thoughts on “Mason Neck May Close to Public

  1. As far as I can tell, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge won’t be affected since it’s under federal jurisdiction.

  2. Probably not, luckily, and nearby Pohick Bay wasn’t mentioned either.

    This isn’t yet a done deal, but given the other things they’d need to cut to keep the parks, those gates may well be locked tight soon.