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Belle Isle State Park

1632 Belle Isle Road

Belle Isle has seven miles of shoreline on the Northern Neck's Rappahannock River and provides access to Mulberry and Deep creeks. The park lets visitors explore a wide variety of tidal wetlands interspersed with farmland and upland forests. It has a campground, three picnic shelters, hiking, biking and bridle trails, and motor boat and car-top launches. Belle Isle also offers overnight lodging at Bel Air and the Bel Air Guest House. Bicycle, canoe, kayak and motorboat rentals are available. Guests also enjoy the park's universal access playground, boardwalk and fishing pier, and educational programs. The Bel Air historic area is ideal for weddings.

The diverse habitats found in the park provide homes to many predator birds, such as blue herons, osprey, hawks and bald eagles. White-tailed deer, turkeys, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, moles, reptiles and amphibians are also common. There are eight distinct types of wetlands within the park. These diverse ecosystems make Belle Isle an excellent outdoor laboratory for environmental education.


Judy Bower

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Beautiful park. We visited on a Saturday and was not crowded at all. There is a very nice small sandy beach. The water is shallow so it's great for kids. There are plenty of picnic tables throughout the park and was surprised to find there were some handicap accessible tables. At one end of the park we took a short walk to the fishing pier and overlook. The path was made entirely made of wood so it was handicap and stroller friendly. The park staff was friendly and helpful. They got us pointed in the right direction when we asked how to get to the beach. Also had fun watching my grandson play with some of the colonial toys that the staff was teaching the kids how to use. The only negative (and this is not the parks fault) is that at the beach there was some biting flies. So if you are going to sit on the beach bring some insect repellent. This was our first visit to this beautiful park and are glad we went.

Alicia Hansen

Friday, July 6, 2018
Good park for water sports, we didn't bring ours. Rented kayak and board from park, Staff was pleasant and helpful. Bathrooms, showers very clean and bug free.🕷. Beware! Ticks in campground my husband found one in book he used, another took host on back. Found them two days after away from park. Had to start him on antibiotics. Don't take chances spray your tent, clothing ect. Oh P.S. called park talk to lady, "I have work here for 35 years, i have seen ticks. But not on me. Never heard any one bitten by one."🤔🕷

Jim Safley

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
An absolutely gorgeous park. Well maintained, many amenities, and historic. Enjoy the pavilion, the many picnic tables and grills, the beautiful shallow-watered beach, and the playground. I hear there's sometimes live music! A must-go park if you're in the area.

Bruce Gayle

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Well maintained. Friendly staff. Wealth of family activities. Gathering shelters accommodate large groups. Off the beaten trail. River front with boat rentals.

Marshall Loring

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Northern Neck Nature's Virginia 800+ acres with well groomed trails, equestrian and best handicapped access, including kayak/canoe access to the Rappahannock river. RV/tent sites with water, electric and clean shower, laundry facilities. Remote campground available. Mosquito repellent required. Bald Eagle nests and wildlife abounds. Emerson would approve.

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