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    About Dyke Marsh
    Fairfax County, Virginia

    Dyke Marsh is an outflow of the Potomac River and is part of the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria, Virginia, just half an hour from Washington, D.C.

    The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is six miles away, and the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is under five miles away.

    Within just three minutes from Dyke Marsh is the Revel Wine and Craft Beer Bar, which serves unique craft beer and rare wine along with a seasonal menu of fine dining.

    Other highly rated restaurants in the area include the Belle Haven Pizzeria and the Primo Family Restaurant.

    Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

    Spanning 485-acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is one of the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetlands near Washington, D.C. The area can be navigated by boat or on foot.

    The Haul Road Trail, located in the preserve, is constructed over an old mining road and provides an experience amidst each unique marsh habitat area.

    There is a boat ramp at the Belle Haven Marina for boaters eager to explore the marsh.

    Fishing the Potomac

    The Potomac River is a haven for anglers in the D.C. area. Here, anglers can expect to reel in largemouth bass, yellow and white perch, northern snakehead, and schoolie striped bass.

    The Beautiful Mount Vernon

    Less than 10 minutes from Dyke Marsh is the historic estate of George and Martha Washington. Visitors can take a tour of the first president’s mansion, take a stroll through the garden and even view the tomb of the late founding father and his loving wife.

    Explore Washington, D.C.

    Dyke Marsh residents can take the short drive for a day trip to Washington, D.C.

    Start your tour with the well-known Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This prestigious museum holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and artifacts, including the remains of dinosaurs.

    Next, check out the National Gallery of Art. This sprawling, two-building complex houses the nation’s treasure-trove of art, spanning all major periods and many famous paintings.

    Most notably, be sure to tour the U.S. Capitol building, a must-see! The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Today, it stands not only as a monument to its builders but to the American people and their government.

    The Heart of American History

    Whether you’re looking for a historically significant getaway, a diverse natural ecosystem, or just a fine location to raise a family, take a look at Dyke Marsh. It just might be the location of your next lake home!