Wayside Park


This small park, also known as Dahlgren Wayside Park, with its mowed field and picnic tables, offers a spectacular view of the expansive Potomac River. From the park’s sandy beach, visitors can expect to see osprey, terns, wintering waterfowl, and wading birds feeding in the rich river habitat. Other park wildlife includes songbirds and butterflies.


Physical Address: 3435 Roseland Road, King George, VA 22485

From I-95 in Richmond/Ashland, continue north. Take exit 104 for SR 207 toward US 301/Carmel Church/Bowling Green. Keep right and follow signs for Bowling Green/Fort AP Hill. Merge onto SR 207 E and continue onto SR 207 Bypass after 9.7 miles. In 1.4 miles, continue onto US 301 N for 29.9 miles. Turn left onto SR 652/Roseland Rd just before the bridge into Maryland and find the park to the left.

From the Previous Site on the Northern Neck Loop of VBWT:

From Caledon State Park, return to SR 206 and turn left. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left on US 301 North. Continue 3 miles to park entrance on the left, which is the last turn before crossing the bridge into Maryland, just after the Welcome Center.