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Burke Lake Park Campgrounds


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  • OPEN DAILY BEGINNING THE NIGHT OF FRIDAY APRIL 18TH, 2014
  • October 26th, Last Night to Camp
  • MAXIMUM LENGTH OF STAY:
    • A maximum of 14 consecutive days
  • TO SIGHTSEE, RIDE THE RAILS:
    • Metrorail is the quick and easy way to get to the attractions in D.C., suburban Maryland and Alexandria. From Burke Lake Park the closest metrorail stop is the Springfield/Franconia station about 8 miles away. Directions to the nearest Metro stop are available at the camp store, or visit http://www.wmata.com. (Please note, public transportation is not available from the campgrounds.)

FEES

Campsite Rentals...
Family camping sites are limited to no more than 7 people, and no more than 2 tents.
More than 7 people or 2 tents will require an additional camping site.
Family camp sites are offered on a first-come-first-served basis

  • County and Non-County Residents: $28/per night, per site
  • Senior* County Residents: $18/per night, per site
  • Senior* Non-County Residents: $25/per night, per site

* Senior discount applies to those age 65 or older.

Automatic External Defibrilators (AED)

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park are indicated by this sign.

Note the following emergency AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park:

  • Information Center
  • Mini-golf
  • Burke Lake Golf Course Club House
  • On the golf course - between the 4th green and the 5th tee box
  • Camp Ground Camp Store

Firewood

We sell reasonably priced firewood that you may purchase for your campfires. Please be aware that several wood boring bugs are becoming a threat to the D.C. area and require us to comply with the advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fairfax County Forest Pest Branch. These agencies advise against transporting cut firewood from outside the Washington D.C. area. The Fairfax County Park Authority asks that you only bring firewood that has been cut from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all of the firewood you have brought in with you, or give any wood you have left over to a camper who is still in the campground to burn.

Please follow this link to learn more about the wood boring bugs and how you can help prevent an infestation, or call 703-324-5304, TTY 711.

Group Camping

Organized groups 15-200 people:   $6/person per night
Groups are given a specific site to camp in depending on their size and needs. Please call 703-323-6600 for reservations or for specific information.

  • GROUP RESERVATIONS:
    • First night's fee is required in full as a deposit. A $25 fee will be charged for cancellations or date changes (if available) more than 2 weeks in advance. Cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice will forfeit their deposit.
    • Refunds or date changes will not be given for weather as long as the campground remains open.
    • If your group size increases we will try and accommodate your group provided there is room.
    • Call 703-323-6600 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or stop by the Information Center.
  • CAMPING - 100 WOODED SITES:
    • No electric or water hook-ups.
    • Each site has a grill, picnic table and fire ring.
    • RVs up to 25 feet are permitted (no hookups). There are 4 "back-in" RV sites.
    • Each site provides space for at least one car.
  • AMENITIES:
    • Potable water spigots
    • Bathhouse with sinks
    • Showers
    • Flushing toilets
    • Dump station (is included in the camping fee. If you are not camping the fee is $28.)
    • Public phone
  • CAMP STORE - CAMPING SUPPLIES:
    • Ice, wood, charcoal
  • Hours (April 18th through Labor Day)
    • Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • PETS ARE ALLOWED:
    • Pets must never be left unattended.
    • Pets must be on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws.

See Campground F.A.Q.s for more information

The park's centerpiece is a 218 acre lake with a phenomenal largemouth bass population that makes it one of Virginia's most popular fishing holes. Bait and tackle sales, row boat rentals and a boat launch are also available. Visit Burke Lake Park Marina.

Campground FAQs

  Do I need to make reservations?

We only take reservations for organized groups (for example scout or church groups) of 15 people or more, or for those that request group day use.


  What is Group Camping?

Group Camping is when large organized groups (10-200 people) are given a specific area to camp in depending on their size and needs


  What is Group Day Use?

Group Day Use helps facilitate those that do not require an overnight camping experience. Generally it is for scout groups that only need an area to complete a badge requirement. You do have to make a reservation.


  How do I make a reservation for group camping or day use?

Call or stop by the Burke Lake Park Information Center. Ask staff to make a reservation for group camping or group day use. At the time of reservation, we require the first's night's full fee as a deposit.


  Do you have "Hook Ups"?

Burke Lake Park Campground does not have any water/electric hook ups. A dump station is included with your daily camping fee. If you require hook ups, please contact Lake Fairfax Park at 703-471-5415.


  Are your sites shaded?

All of Burke Lake Park Campground sites are shaded.


  How long can I stay?

Burke Lake Park allows campers to stay for two consecutive weeks (14 days).


  What amenities does each site have?

Each camping site (Family, Group, and Group Day Use) has a picnic table, a grill, a fire ring, and space for at least one vehicle.


  May I bring my own firewood?

We sell reasonably priced firewood that you may purchase for your campfires. Please be aware that several wood boring bugs are becoming a threat to the D.C. area and require us to comply with the advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fairfax County Forest Pest Branch. These agencies advise against transporting cut firewood from outside the Washington D.C. area. The Fairfax County Park Authority asks that you only bring firewood that has been cut from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all of the firewood you have brought in with you, or give any wood you have left over to a camper who is still in the campground to burn.

Please follow this link to learn more about the wood boring bugs and how you can help prevent an infestation, or call 703-324-5304, TTY 711.


  How many people can stay in one site?

Burke Lake Park limits each family camping site to no more than seven people, and no more than two tents. For group camping and group day use a number of sites are assigned to the group depending on the number of campers. If you have more than one vehicle you may need to park it at the camp store parking lot.


  What if I need to cancel a reservation for group camping or group day use camping?

Burke Lake Park will not refund a group camping or group day use deposit if the cancellation is within two weeks of the reserved date. If before 2 weeks from your reserved dated you will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee.


  What do I need to bring to camp?

Each person requires something different to camp. Generally what is required is a tent, sleeping bag, flash light, some food, and clothes appropriate for the weather conditions. Sleeping in a car or with out a tent (in a sleeping bag out in the open) is not allowed.


  Where can I buy or rent supplies?

Burke Lake Park sells ice, wood, and charcoal and does not sell or rent tents or sleeping bags. There are several retail stores in the area that sell camping equipment.


  What amenities does Burke Lake Campground have?

Burke Lake Park has hot/cold showers, flushing toilets, potable water spigots in the area, dump station for RV's, light camping supplies, and a playground.


  Do you provide information such as directions and the weather?

Yes, we will provide directions and weather information at your request.


  Do you ever fill up?

For family camping, we rarely fill up during the spring and summer. During the fall we do fill up on nice weekends.


  Can I pick my own site?

Depending on how full the campground is, family campers are generally welcome to pick their own site, as long as they are in the family camping area.


  How close is Burke Lake Park to a Metro Station?

Burke Lake Park is about 15 minutes and 8 miles from the closest metro station (The Blue Line, Springfield Metro). Please ask the camping attendant for a map at the camp store.


  Can I bring my dog?

Burke Lake Park does allow pets to be brought, as long as they are never left unattended and are on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws.


  How far is Burke Lake Park from Washington D.C.?

Burke Lake Park is about 30-60 minutes from our Nations Capital depending on time of day, and the amount of traffic. Please ask the campground attendant for directions.


  Where can I park my car?

Each site provides space for at least one car. If you have additional vehicles, we do have a parking lot where you may leave it.


  Can I drive my car though the campground to see what it is like?

We ask that you park your vehicle at the camp store and inform a camp store attendant that you would like to see the campground, to respect the campers that are already camping.


The camp store.

The camp store.

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