Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station

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#3 of 8 in Nature in Fairfax County
Burke Lake Park is a public park located in Fairfax county, 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. The park also has a famous 2.98mi high school cross country race course. The park hosts many Conference and Regional level races, while also holding the historic Monroe Parker Invitational.
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  • One of the most diverse recreational areas in Fairfax County. A 4.6 mile well groomed path around the lake offers joggers, walkers and bikers a safe and challenging route for exercise and scenic beaut...  more »
  • It’s a great place to bring you chillins and other people and there is a lot to see and I love the shade.  more »
  • Fishing, boat rental (with electric motors at extra charge), canoeing, driving range, picnicking, exercise trails, biking paths, awesome train ride for the kids and more !!!  more »
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  • The lake is very large, the water serene and peaceful. Lots of birds: gulls, Canada geese, cormorants. Wonderful trails all around the lake, lovely picnic spots, boating and fishing. A good place to commune with nature.
  • Is a great place for kids and adults. Love to walk in the lake for the peace in the afternoons, beautiful landscapes, unforgettable evenings, doesn't matter the season is always beautiful. Have sand volleyball courts, playgrounds for kids, mini golf for families, train, everything. Love it.
  • Plenty of parking, solo, family, pet friendly. Terrain, paved pathway, historical points, exercise pit stops, wheel chair access to scenic views of the lake, clean restrooms, vending machine for drinks. Fun thing to do that's easy to find with room for activities.
  • We love Burke Lake Park! They offer a range of activities from golfing, mini-golf, a walking/running trail, a biking trail, volleyball, picnic areas, playgrounds, an amphitheater, and boating. We try to come out here to exercise on the running path during the warmer/sunnier days. The trail is a little short of 5 miles (4.5 or something like that), and it takes about an hour and 20 minutes to walk at a moderate place. The only thing is I wish that bikers had a different trail than runners/walkers. It is pet friendly!
  • Great park. It’s huge and has many things to do. Kids love this place. The train is fun for kids.
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