Lake Accotink Park
[ 7500 Accotink Park Road ] [ Springfield, VA 22150 ] [ 703-569-3464 ]
2015 OPERATING HOURS
|April 25-June 21||Weekends Only||11am - 8pm|
|June 22-August 21||Daily||
Mon.-Thu. 12 pm - 6pm
|August 22-October 18||Weekends & Holidays||12 pm - 7pm|
|October 19||Closed for season|
Picnic areas, playground, pavilions, trails and open play fields are open daily year-round, 7 a.m. to dusk. Except for first-come, first-serve picnic areas, advance reservations and a permit are required for use of pavilions and reservable picnic areas. Pavilions and reservable picnic areas may be used without a reservation and permit only with the express permission of park management.
Lake Accotink Park's 493 acres include a 55-acre lake, wetlands, and streams offering unique views of waterfowl and marsh life.
Facilities and activities vary with the season and include bike rentals, canoe and pedal boat rentals, boat launch, tour boat rides, fishing, nine-green double-holed miniature golf course, antique carousel, snack bar, pavilion shelters and picnic areas with grills (some areas may be reserved, call 703-324-8732), restrooms, playground, sand volleyball court and basketball court. Situated along the Cross County Trail, the park has a four-mile loop, natural-surface hiking/biking trail. Loop trail users please note: The trail section by the dam frequently floods during rain events and there is no bypass.
Boats powered by electric motors, sailboats under 15 feet and kayaks are allowed on the lake. Pay $2 launch fee at marina. Swimming, windsurfing, paddleboarding and gas powered boat motors are prohibited. Virginia State Fishing License required for fishing.
RIDES $2 per person
For years the 26-horse antique carousel has been a favorite of area children. Built between 1937 and 1945, the carousel was purchased by the Park Authority in 1978 from Fairhill Farm antiques. The horses are handcarved and constructed out of wood and cast-aluminum. The horses are painted in whimsical colors and designs that appeal to children and adults alike. The carousel runs every 30 minutes when the marina is open.
Bike and Boat Rentals
Bike the trails at Lake Accotink Park -- even if you didn’t bring a bike! Rentals $10/hour and $5/hour for third or more bikes rented during the same time period. Helmets provided. Available during Marina hours. Bikes must be returned one hour before closing. Driver’s license required for rental. Rental bikes are in adult sizes only.
1-hour canoe rental: $6.00 per canoe
1-hour pedal boat rental: $11.00 per boat on weekends & holidays/$10.00 per boat on weekdays
1/2 hour pedal boat rental: $7.00 per boat on weekends & holidays/$6.00 per boat on weekdays
Launch your own boat: $2.00 per day
Small boats powered by electric motors, sailboats under 15 feet, canoes, kayaks and rowboats are allowed on the lake.
Minimum age to rent a boat is 16 years. Photo ID must be furnished for each boat rented
Enjoy a relaxing tour of Lake Accotink. Our tour guides will educate you about the area on your leisurely ride. It is a fun activity for the whole family to wrap up your day here at the park. The tourboat runs every hour, but is often reserved. Please call ahead to see what times are available.
No fee for babies held in lap.
Lake Accotink Park has 4 reservable picnic areas and 3 reservable picnic shelters.
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Birthday Party Package for Premier, Standard and Boat
|Group Rate||25% off for mini-golf and carousel tickets only|
|Private Rental||$65.00 per hour + greens fees|
School Field Trips