Bull Run Regional park offers many things to those looking for some fresh air and respite from gridlock. However, Civil War enthusiasts will readily identify Bull Run with the two battles fought at nearby Manassas National Battlefield Park. You can follow the mile-long self-guided walking tour of Henry Hill to see the First Manassas Battlefield. Thirty miles of hiking trails and 20 miles of bridle paths lace the 4,500-acre Manassas Battlefield. Be sure to stop in the town of Manassas, especially at the Visitor Center located in a newly renovated train depot. A fascinating walking or driving tour of Old Town Manassas starts at the depot. Along the way, you'll get an idea of the park's other offerings, including picnic shelters, miniature and Frisbee golf courses, soccer fields, a large swimming pool, and a shooting center featuring skeet, archery, and a sporting clay course. Nature trails traverse the area, but hikers and equestrians looking for an extended outing will head for the 17.5-mile (point-to-point) Bull Run Occoquan Trail whose trailhead is located near the campground entrance.
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150 sites; Fee $4.50 entry fee for first nine people plus $12.50 per night/$15.75 with electric camp
Best Time to Go:
Open first Saturday in March through mid-November
This travel guide comes from:
The Best In Tent Camping: Virginia Guide Book