Burke Lake Park Campgrounds
The camp store.
- OPEN DAILY BEGINNING THE NIGHT OF FRIDAY APRIL 19TH, 2013
- October 27th, 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.)
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 who were age 65 or older .
Note the following emergency AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park:
- Information Center
- Burke Lake Golf Course Club House
- On the golf course - between the 4th green and the 5th tee box
- Camp Ground Camp Store
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.
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.
- Potable water spigots
- Bathhouse with sinks
- 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:
- Limited groceries, ice
- Camping supplies
- Local information available through computer information kiosk at camp store
Hours (April 19th through Labor Day)
- Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Hours (After Labor Day until October 30th)
- Friday: 11am to 8:45pm
- Saturday: 8am to 8:45pm
- Sunday: 8am to 7pm
- Monday - Thursday: 11am to 7pm
- PETS ARE ALLOWED:
- Pets must never be left unattended.
- Pets must be on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws.
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.