Bay Regional Park
|Miles Towed: 120
mid 90's L mid 60's
What can I
say. This is a gem hidden so close to Washington DC you could almost
throw a stone there
I had read some
positive comments about the park and decided to try it out. You can tell
the campground has been around a while. It is certainly not designed for
the huge Class A crowd, but a few sites work fine for them. The park is
owned by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which was formed in the
1950's. While this park may not be that old, it's not far from it.
The bathhouses are concrete block construction with ceramic tile in the shower
areas. While I cant compare the bathhouses to Fort Wilderness for a public
park they were not bad. But, you have to get past the close
quarters. Both the bathroom stalls and the showers were small, what else
can I say. The water was warm and there was plenty of it, so I really
Now, on to the
park and campground. As with any campground, some sites are better than
others. But, what this one has hand down is tree cover! If there
are any sites without a full cover of trees, I didn't see it.
Additionally, there is lots of bushes and other "understory" to
shade you from your neighbors. In the main campground (there is a
"dry" campground open part of the year) electric is available at
every site, with water available at a few points around the loop.
Let me tell you,
the question is not if I will go back to this campground, but when.