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Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station

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Burke Lake Park is a public park located in Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It encompasses Burke Lake. The Fairfax County public park is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). It was built on land that was purchased by the federal government in the 1950s for an international airport, before the site of Dulles Airport was chosen as a replacement.Many activities and facilities are offered by the park. The Golf Club (at the north entrance on Ox Rd) includes an 18-hole par 3 golf course, a driving range, and a clubhouse with snack bar. The main (middle entrance, $10/veh.) leads to the Ranger Station, camp store, & Nature Center, miniature train, carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, disc golf, horse shoe pits, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas with grills, 3 playgrounds, amphitheater, miniature golf course, camp grounds, miles of trails, and marina. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. The southmost Ox Rd entrance is to a second, public boat launch/ramp. A 4.68mi trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot, crossing both launch ramps, and most of the activity areas.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Really nice picnic area, beautiful lake, friendly staff. My family and I loved spending the day here.  more »
  • The Park has a little bit of something for everyone. For kids, there is a small train that goes through the park, and also a carousel for them to ride. There is an ice cream store near the carousel as...  more »
  • Very nice park. Fairly long tracking distance around lake. Has boating launching facilities and you can rent boats. It's very nice to walk the park. Smooth walking path is shaded. It has ducks and flo...  more »
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  • One of Fairfax County's best parks for sure. The Virginia Dept of game owns and governs the lake so be sure to educate yourself on fishing laws etc. The park is always on top condition, picnic areas are clean, have grills and have picnic tables. Plenty of shade for hot summer days they even have a Hershey's ice cream shop near the merry-go-round and miniature train. Disc golf, boat rentals, top ten rated almost 6 mile walking trail and so much more to do here. You can't go wrong. If you are a non Fairfax resident prepare to pay a 10$ fee at the gate on the weekends.
  • Good location, enjoyable lake. Great trail circling the large lake. Just be sure to at least wear tennis shoes, as the walk is too long for flip-flops. The camping looks reasonable and might be a great place for families who want to get out, but not go too far. If I remember correctly, and my memory is not the best, they have a frisbee golf course.
  • Fantastic all in one Park. Bike riding, fishing, canoe or boat rental, frisbee golf. And you have the golf course with new driving range within walking distance. Entry to Park is free for Fairfax County residents, otherwise nominal charge. Also has miniature train ride for young ones. Lots of picnic areas including covered pavilions you can reserve for large gatherings.
  • I enjoy the quiet walking path, and the multitude of picnic and grilling areas. We even celebrated our party here, with 60+ people comfortably. Dog friendly as well.
  • Burke Lake Park is a lot of fun with a lot of things to do there. Normally I go to play Frisbee Golf with some friends, but there is much more to enjoy there. Walk around the lake, play mini golf, hit the driving range, have a picnic or a number of other things to do.