If you're interested in learning some outdoor skills, explore Mason NeckState Parkon Saturday October 29th!
Interpretive Rangers and programs alikecan provide you withaplethora of information thatcan be helpful. Start with our special event on Saturday, Outdoor Skills Day.
Marvel at the beauty around you on a wooded hike
The schedule includes:
Bill Wallen, Photographer with Nikon will share tips about improving your wildlife/nature photography. All experience levels are welcome.Bringyour digital or film cameras!
Mark Randall will share the fundamental principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics.
Gary Smith with Quantico Orienteering Club will give detailed instructions on orienteering and demonstrate how to navigate by compass.
Gunston Fire Station 20 will discuss disaster preparedness and what to do in an emergency.
Park Interpreter Ricardo Hoyos will discuss what is necessary to take on a day hike.
Park Ranger Marty McClevey from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will lead a nature hike and discuss the flora and fauna of the area.
LOCATION:The park is in southern Fairfax County, about 20 miles from Washington, D.C. Access to the park is via U.S. 1, then five miles east on Route 242 (Gunston Road) to the park entrance.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, half an hour (park is in Northern Virginia); Washington, D.C., 45 minutes; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Richmond, one and a half hours; Roanoke, four hours.