Government Island

191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford, Virginia 22554
This historic park is the quarry site that provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The 1 mile hiking/walking trail, creeks, wetlands, and marsh area  provide a variety of habitats for native and migratory birds and other wildlife. The elevated boardwalk through the wetlands and woods to the island offers a continuous, accessible viewing area. Fishing is not permitted from the island.