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Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, Fountainhead Regional Park Entrance


The 2,000 acres of Fountainhead Regional Park skirt the shore of the Occoquan Reservoir. From the marina you can view a broad expanse of the reservoir and search for bald eagles, osprey, and a variety of waterfowl. More importantly, Fountainhead Regional Park is the southernmost trailhead for the 19.7 mile Bull Run-Occoquan Trail. This marvelous park offers an extensive trail network through deciduous forest. These woods are home to many breeding woodpeckers, warblers, thrushes, and owls. Expect the diversity to explode during migration. You may also want to look for interesting shade butterflies during the summer.


Physical Address: 10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, VA, 22039

From the Previous Site on the Bull Run Loop of the VBWT:

From Occoquan Regional Park, return to SR 123/Ox Road, and travel north 2.3 miles to Rt. 647/Hampton Road. Travel west on Hampton Road and proceed 3.0 miles to the entrance of the park on Rt. 727.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 703-250-9124,
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily, (mid-March to mid November)

Birds Recently Seen at Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, Fountainhead Regional Park Entrance (as reported to eBird)

  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Mourning Dove
  • Chimney Swift
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Seasonal Bird Observations


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