Government Island Trail

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Government Island Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stafford, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 88 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

cave

lake

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

GOVERNMENT ISLAND PARK TODAY Now a natural park preserve and archaeological site, Government Island contains a trail and interpretive signs to help depict its rich, nationally significant history. The first portion of the trail is paved, the second segment is a wooden boardwalk over the tidal creeks, and the third section is a natural hiking trail (footpath) around the island. The total length of the trail is approximately 1.5 miles (from the parking lot, to and around the island, and back). [Note: The first two portions of this trail leading up to the edge of the island, which include some interpretive signs, are handicap accessible. The footpath on the island consists of uneven ground, covered with a bed of mulch.] In addition to the history interpreted at this site, Government Island is an ideal location to observe aquatic and native plants, as well as birds and other wildlife.

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walking
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walking
3 months ago

Great trail to just take for a nice easy walk.

walking
3 months ago

My family just started our trail and hiking as a family adventure and we opted for this trail as #1.
i wanted something short and easy for the girls age 9 and 14 . Personally I am a hiker and love the more challenging routes however this location was the best choice. the girls loved the historic facts and scenery even in the cold lol.
it is a trail for all skill level. It was ideal traffic...we encountered a few dog owners and couple joggers and a few walkers. We will definitely bring our dogs there to check it out.
it is close 2 our home so definitely a place i will go there.

Beautiful trail

hiking
4 months ago

The kids love this place. It's a very easy hike for short legs.

5 months ago

Great well trafficked trail that is kid and puppy friendly!

5 months ago

6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

birding
1 year ago

Awesome!!!!! My kids... My dog... We loved it!

walking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful walk with the family! We did some geocaching while we were there and had a great time! Lots of wildlife to be seen and hiking to be done. Will definitely bring the family back to explore again!

birding
1 year ago

Great walk for a family, dogs...or both!