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Burke Lake Park Marina

Burke Lake Park
[ 7315 Ox Road ] [ Fairfax Station, VA 22039 ] [ 703-323-6600 ]

Burke Lake Park's centerpiece is a 218-acre lake with 5.25 miles of fishing shoreline, four 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.

Fall Foliage Tour Boat Ride

Burke Lake in the FallNovember is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Fairfax County. The colors may have faded in the mountains but locally will be in full swing. Join us for a special tour that will capture the beauty of fall from the unique perspective of our Pontoon boat. The tour will include a one hour ride at 11 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m.and a hot beverage. Dont pass up this incredible photo opportunity! Children under age 12 must be a ccompanied by a registered adult. The cost is $6 per person.
Fall Foliage Tour Boat Ride REGISTER


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.

Please Note:

  • 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.
  • A Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person on the water. One Type IV throwable device is required in each boat.
  • 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.
  • Three persons maximum on all boats.
  • No remote controlled or sail boats are permitted.
  • Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited.

Go to Marina Fees for boat launch and rental information.

Visit The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries VDGIF for more information on Lake Burke.

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.


Marina Fees

Boat Launch Fees

Single Launch¹ $5.00*
Season Pass $45.00
  • Launching: All boats launched will pay a $5.00 launch fee.
  • The charge for launching your boat is only in effect when the bait house is open between the months of April through October.
  • Inflated boats may be used on the lake, provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers.
  • Kayaks, unless used for fishing, are prohibited in Burke Lake from either access.
  • Must be 16 years or older and possess a driver's license to rent. The individual who rented the boat must be aboard the rental boat at all times.
¹Senior Citizens ( Age 65 yrs. and older) receive 35% discount Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays.

Rowboat Rentals³

Rowboat Rentals Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Half-day Rental¹ $12.50²* $13.50*
Full Day Rental¹ $18.00²* $19.00*
Life Preserver, each (required)
Sizes: XL, L, M, S, Infant

Fishing Kayak Rentals
(includes life preserver and paddle)
(Weekends through October, 2016)

Half-day Rental¹   $13.50*
Full Day Rental¹   $19.00*

Canoe Rentals
(includes life preservers)

Half-day Rental¹ $12.50²* $13.50*
Full Day Rental¹ $18.00²* $19.00*

Rowboat, Electric Motor, Battery³

Half-day Rental¹ $30.50²* $31.50*
Full Day Rental¹ $44.00²* $45.00*

Electric Motor & Battery

Half-day Rental¹ $19.00* $20.00*
Full Day Rental¹ $27.00* $28.00*

Electric Motor Only

Half-day Rental¹ $11.00* $12.00*
Full Day Rental¹ $16.50* $17.50*

Battery Only

Half-day Rental¹ $9.00* $10.00*
Full Day Rental¹ $11.50* $12.50*

¹Half day rentals begin at 3 p.m. Full day rentals begin at 6 a.m.

²Seniors ( age 65 or older) receive 35% discount Monday - Friday, excluding Holidays for Rowboat portion of fee only.

³Up to three personal flotation devices are included in rental fee.

*Item fee includes tax.

Fishing Kayaks

New Fishing Kayaks - Weekends Through October, 2016

Burke Lake Park introduces its two brand new Fishing Kayaks! Glide around the peaceful lake in these specialty kayaks. Each single person sit upon kayak has four fishing pole holders, two easily accessible live wells, and plenty of space for all of your gear! Kayak Rentals are available for launch from the Bait House. The kayaks are available on weekends through October 30 for all day rental for $19 and half day rentals for $13.50 after 3 p.m. Kayaks will be only rented to those who are fishing.

Burke Lake Tour Boat Back In the Water

Burke Lake Boat Tours

Burke Lake boat tours guide guests around Burke Lake, a 218-acre body of water that offers wonderful opportunities for fishing. These guided tours allow Fairfax County Park Authority staff to share with park patrons the beautiful shoreline, information about wildlife and native fauna, as well as panoramic vistas from the water.

Tours are running Saturday and Sunday through October 30 from 11 a.m. with the last run at 5 p.m. These 30-minute tours can accommodate 24 people and run at the top of every hour. Visitors can purchase tickets at the Bait House. Tickets are $4 on weekends.

Tour Boat reservations can only be made for Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., with the last run at 6 p.m. 60-minute tour boat reservations for a minimum of 11 people start at $33. Additional individuals are $3 with a max of 24 people per tour. Call the Information Center at 703-323-6600 to schedule your tour today. Reservations should be made with at least 2 weeks' notice.

Fishing pier at Burke Lake Park marina.

Fishing pier at Burke Lake Park marina.

2016 Marina Hours

  Dates / Days Open / Close Last Rental Boat Return
Apr 2 - May 29 Weekends Only Apr 2, 3, 9, 10 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Apr 16, 17, 23, 24, 30; May 1 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
May 30 - Sep 5
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Sat & Sun 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Sep 10 - Oct 30
Weekends Only
Sep 10, 11 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sep 17, 18, 24, 25; Oct 1, 2, 8, 9 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m.
Oct 31 - Apr 2017 Closed

When bad weather strikes, the park may need to alter the normal operating schedule. Call the Information Center, 703-323-6600, to determine the status during inclement weather.

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