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Review of Fort Hunt Park

Fort Hunt Park
Reviewed 28 May 2014

you can picnic or just roam around, very large area with parking which is always a plus. just off the gw parkway, so very easy to get to

Thank drudol
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a large, beautiful park just off the GW Parkway south of Alexandria, A former military installation and a POW camp for German prisoners, its history has only recently been discovered with a few stories shared somewhat reluctantly by American guards who were sworn to silence. There is still evidence of the fort as well as the camp throughout.. A number of picnic pavilions as well as tables scattered about with plenty of parking. Good walking opportunities as well as green grass and trees that provide a retreat from asphalt and concrete. Plenty of room for quiet gatherings and solitary strolls or runs. Reservations required for the pavilions but everything else is first-come-first served. Even when there are crowds, you won't hear them.

Thank jeffl499
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

As noted in previous review this is a large and beautiful park good for jogging, bicycling and especially great for large picnic groups. "Area A" is a largest site with a pavilion and a stage. It is easily able to accomodate few hundred people. And a beauty is that sites are so spread out that people don't get into each others way. Garbage bins and bathrooms are abundant.
A word of warning. Make sure you follow parking rules or you WILL get a $95 ticket.

Thank Seth J
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Ft. Hunt is a free access National Park, and it has National Park Service Offices onsite. It is a former German POW camp, but the best feature of this park is its natural beauty, many trees and paths, and plenty of picnic areas and restrooms. Come down the GW parkway to visit Mount Vernon, but stop along the way at the Safeway at the Belleview Shopping center to pick up ingredients for a nice breakfast or lunch to be consumed outdoors at Ft. Hunt! I say this because the food at Mt. Vernon (other than at the Inn) is not very good. Another great thing to do here is to jog, roller skate and bicycle, since there is a nice long circular road around the main park area.

Thank rmm0484
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