Burke Lake Park Marina
Burke Lake Park's centerpiece is a 218-acre lake with 5.25 miles of fishing shoreline, 4 fishing bulkheads at the state game area, a new fishing pier, and a boat launching dock. Both the fishing bulkheads and the fishing pier are accessible to persons with disabilities. A 4.68 trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot.
Fishing pier at Burke Lake Park marina.
Great Fishing Right here in Fairfax County! "Phenonmenal." That's how the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries describes the Largemouth Bass population at Burke Lake Park. The lake is ranked tops among the state's "small impoundments" in relative stock density of preferred fish, which measures the percentage of the population comprised of big fish at least 15 inches long. The lake also features Walleye, Muskie, Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow and White Perch, and a variety of Sunfish and Bluegill. Virginia residents age 16 and up need a fishing license to try their luck at Burke.
Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Inflated boats may be used on the lake, provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers. Go to marina fees, boat launch and rental information.
No remote controlled or sail boats are permitted. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited.
2013 Marina Hours of Operations: Weekends Only until Memorial Day
April: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th
Open 7:00 a.m. (last rental 6:00 p.m., boat return time 7:00 p.m., close 7:30 p.m.)
April: 20th , 21st, 27th, 28th, May 4th, 5th
Open 6:30 a.m. (last rental 6:30 p.m., boat return time 7:30 p.m., close 8:00 p.m.)
May: 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
Open 6:00 a.m. (last rental 6:30 p.m., boat return time 7:30 p.m., close 8:00 p.m.)
Memorial Day Weekend Starting May 27th through Labor Day September 2nd (weather permitting)
- Saturday - Sunday Hours Open 6am (last boat rental 6:30 p.m., boat return 7:30 p.m., close 8:00 p.m.)
- Monday - Friday Hours Open 8am (last boat rental 6:30 p.m., boat return 7:30 p.m., close 8:00 p.m.)
Rowing along in Burke Lake.
Bait available: Night Crawlers, Mean Green Worms, Small Minnows, Chicken Livers, Clam Snoots, Shrimp, and Squid. Call to be sure requested bait is available.
Fishing tackle also available: Hooks, Fishing Line, Bobbers, and Sinkers.
- A Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person on the water. One Type IV throwable device is required in each boat.
- Boat Rental: To be eligible to rent a boat an individual must be 16 years or older, possess a photo ID, and must be aboard the rental boat at all times.
- 3 persons maximum on all boats.
- Inflated boats may be used on the lake provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers.
More information on Lake Burke may be obtained by visiting the VDGIF web page.
Rowboat Rentals³ Half-day Rental¹ $10.50²* Full Day Rental¹ $16.00²* Life Preserver, each (required). Sizes: XL, L, M, S, Infant $1.00* Canoe Rentals (includes life preservers) Half-day Rental¹ $10.50²* Full Day Rental¹ $16.00²* Rowboat, Electric Motor, Battery³ Half-day Rental¹ $27.50²* Full Day Rental¹ $41.00²* Electric Motor & Battery Half-day Rental¹ $18.00* Full Day Rental¹ $26.00* Electric Motor Only Half-day Rental¹ $10.50* Full Day Rental¹ $16.00* Battery Only Half-day Rental¹ $8.50* Full Day Rental¹ $11.00* ¹Half day rentals begin at 3 pm. A full day begins at 6am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; a full day begins at 8am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
²Senior Citizens (County residents who were age 65 or older ) receive 35% discount Monday - Friday, excluding Holidays for rowboats and canoes portion of fee only.
³Up to three (3) personal flotation devices are included in rental fee.
*Item fee includes tax.