Location and Directions
NVRC rows out of the Sandy Run Boathouse, which is located in a portion of the Northern Virginia Regional Park. You can learn more about Sandy Run Regional Park here.
You can input Sandy Run Boathouse into Google Maps, or search for this address.
10450 Van Thompson Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
About Sandy Run Regional Park
Located along the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax Station, Virginia, Sandy Run Regional Park houses the area’s scholastic and master's rowing facility and racecourse. The facility’s three boathouses and 2,000 meter Class A racecourse provide a venue for rowing crew education, training and competitions. The boat launch and facility are open to registered crews and their personnel only. The rowing facility provides public parking and spectator seating for local and national sculling and rowing regattas.
The park is typically closed to the public other than on regatta days.
December 1 – January 31: Sandy Run Regional Park is Closed; NO ROWING.
February 1 – March 31: Members may take out 2x, 4x, or 4 – shells only. No singles may be taken out during this period, even in unseasonably warm weather conditions.
NOVA Parks Cold Weather Restrictions:
When the air temperature is below 40 degrees or the water temperature is below 50 degrees, you may not row unless accompanied by a launch that remains within 35 meters of your shell, with no more than 2 shells per launch. Weather conditions can change very quickly on the reservoir. Each rower is required to monitor the safety conditions of current air and water temperature, wind velocity, weather forecasts, and obstructions on the water surface.