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Pohick Bay Regional Park

Picnic Shelters

Pohick Picnic Shelter

Pohick Bay Regional Park has an array of different covered picnic shelters that can accommodate group events and gatherings. Picnic shelters include tables and grills. All shelters are available for daily use and open from 9am to 7pm.

Larger events & permits

If your event is outside the scope of a simple picnic (food, beverage, and guests), a Special Use Permit and $25 non-refundable processing fee is required along with your reservation.  This application does not reserve the shelter. The shelter reservation must be made separately.

The Special Use Permit is required if:​

  • You want to have a “public gathering”, such as a demonstration, picketing, speech making, parades, ceremonies, meetings, rallies, entertainment, games, shows, concerts and all other forms of public assembly.
  • You would like to sponsor or arrange a public gathering of more than 75 persons upon property owned or operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Rules & Regulations

Amusement Devices:
Amusement devices such as inflatables, rock walls, etc. are not permitted in the park


  Jurisdiction Non-Jurisdiction

Large Picnic Shelters (100 Person)

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per day

Monday - Thursday, per day







Small Picnic Shelters Electric (50 person)

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per day

Monday - Thursday, per day







Family Shelters (20 person)








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