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Potomac Gateway Welcome Center

Virginia Information Center

For travelers entering Virginia from the U.S. 301 Bridge, the Commonwealth established a Welcome Center just beyond the bridge. The building was closed in 2008 due to budget considerations, but may reopen in the near future. The center stocked a variety of brochures and information on Fredericksburg, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and other Virginia sites. Near the center are two recreational areas. Wayside Park is on U.S. 301 just south of the bridge. It has a small boat ramp and beach, picnic areas, and excellent views of the lower Potomac. Operated by the King George County Parks and Recreation Department, this 3-acre park is open year round. Barnesfield Park is adjacent to Wayside Park and the Potomac Gateway Welcome Center. This 165-acre park features numerous sports fields, pavilions, play areas, a fitness trail, as well as other recreational trails lined with bird houses and feeders. The park is located on the grounds of what was a working plantation until the Civil War. The house was totally destroyed by a Union gunboat in 1861 and never rebuilt.

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Potomac Gateway Center
3540 James Madison Parkway
King George VA 22485