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Lake Accotink Park


Lake Accotink Park!
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150

703-569-3464

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.


The Lake Accotink Park
Cardboard Boat Regatta is Back!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

A 25-year tradition! Find out who will sink and who will float in their cardboard boat

Sunday June 1, 2014
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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.

Lake Accotink offers a variety of services and activities including paddle boats to rent and evening party boat cruises.

Boat Rentals
FEES
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 guided tour of Lake Accotink Park.

Tourboat Rides
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.
Adult: $2.00
Child: $1.50
No fee for babies held in lap.


Picnic Areas

Lake Accotink Park has 3 reservable picnic areas and 3 reservable picnic shelters.

Lake Accotink Park has 4 reservable picnic areas and 3 reservable picnic shelters.


Lucky Duck Miniature Golf

Children enjoy the many amenities at Lake Accotink.

PHONE 703-569-0285

FEES
Adults: $4.00
Juniors/Seniors*: $3.00
Second 9-Holes: $3.00
Private Rental: $65.00 per hour + greens fees

*Senior discounts apply to those aged 65 or older and junior discounts apply to those 12 and under.
Visit Lucky Duck Birthday Party Package.

School Field Trips

NEW SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS: EARTH & SKY SCIENCE PROGRAM

Bring your 4th or 5th grade classes to Lake Accotink Park for a fun educational adventure into how our wonderful world works!! This program is a great addition to your 4th grade SOL’s 4.1, 4.6 Weather and Beyond Unit and your 5th grade SOL’s 5.1, 5.7 Landforms Unit.

  • Cost is $7 per student in Fairfax County and $8 per student out of Fairfax County.
  • Program is offered Tuesday- Friday 10am-1pm for up to 4 classes per day.

This is a two hour, outdoor program with significant walking. Comfortable, close-toed shoes are strongly recommended. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

For additional information about the Earth & Sky Program and make your reservation please contact:

Terry Tomasulo, FCPA Education & Outreach Off-Site Coordinator
12055 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-8513 or terry.tomasulo@fairfaxcounty.gov    

2014 OPERATING HOURS

Operating hours for carousel, miniature golf, bike rentals and snackbar
Dates Days Times
May 3 - Jun 20
except June 1
Weekends & Holidays 11am - 8pm
Jun 21 - Sep 1 Weekends & Holidays 11am - 8pm
Mondays-Thursdays 12pm - 6pm
Fridays 12pm - 8pm
Sep 2 - Oct 19 Weekends & Holidays 12pm - 7pm

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.


Directions

Facility Address and Phone Number:
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
703-569-3464

  Download Site Map of Picnic Areas and Marin


Hiking and Biking Trails

Lake Accotink Trail Map

Download our Trail Map

Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP)

Friends of Lake Accotink Park or FLAP has formed. They work to preserve and protect our park for generations to come. Support the park by joining this volunteer organization. For information call, Julie Tahan at 703-569-0285 or email


Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Use, Reservations

  How can I reserve a shelter or picnic area?

Picnic areas and shelters are available for rental and are first come first serve, however, a patron without a reservation must yield to a patron showing proof of one. To make a reservation please call Park Services at 703-324-8732. They will help to obtain the reservation, public gathering permit, and info on health requirements if food is to be sold, as well as any other reservation questions you have.


  What time do the parks close?

Lake Accotink Park as well as all other parks close at dark with the exception of lighted facilities. If you are inquiring about a particular facility within a park, like a recreation center, you may call them directly.

Maintenance

  When will a park or field be mowed?

Call the Park Office at 703-569-0285 for the park's mowing schedule.


  Where do I call to arrange for the removal of hazardous trees on park land?

Call the Park Office at 703-569-0285. Please note that in most cases trees requiring removal are felled and left in undeveloped areas of the park to provide shelter/habitat for animals living in the park.


  Are live trees removed from park land?

Live trees are sometimes removed from park land if, once inspected by our Forestry Crew, it is determined that the tree may pose a threat to the general public or adjacent structures.


  Where do I call to report playground equipment requiring repairs?

Required repairs may be reported to the Park Office at 703-569-0285.


  Who do I call if I discover a dead animal in the park?

You may call the Park Office at 703-569-0285 to arrange for its removal.


  Beavers are building a dam which is impacting private property. Who do I call?

All concerns regarding beavers or any other wildlife may be relayed to the Resource Management Division. You may call them at 703-324-8674 to schedule an inspection for an assessment and recommendation.


  How do I stop my neighbors from dumping or encroaching onto park land?

Please call the Lake Accotink Park Office at 703-569-0285 to report any possible illegal dumping or encroaching onto park land. The information will be forwarded to an inspector who will check the area and take appropriate action. It may also require the installation of a "No Dumping" sign. It is also recommended that the area's neighborhood association include a message in their newsletter informing their neighbors that dumping and encroaching onto park land is illegal.


  How often is trash removed from the parks?

During the late Fall through early Spring trashcans are emptied every Monday at Lake Accotink. If a Monday falls on a holiday, the cans will be emptied on the following Tuesday. However, during Spring and Summer seasons trashcans are emptied every day or as necessary. If you notice full trashcans you can call the park at 703-569-0285 to have them emptied.


  I have discovered poison ivy in the park. Who do I call to get it removed?

Poison ivy is not routinely removed from park land unless it is near a playground, on a trail or other high-use area. Poison ivy is native to Virginia and is considered a natural part of our parks.

Weather-related Closings

  How can I find out if an athletic field is opened or closed during inclement weather?

Information on the closing of athletic fields is provided by the Department of Recreation's information line at 703-324-5264. The current day's closings are posted after 12 Noon.


  Who do I call to find out if a park is closed due to inclement weather?

Lake Accotink Park is closed only due to emergencies or severe weather. (i.e. Storms, Blizzards, Hurricanes) You can call the Lake Accotink Park Office at 703-569-0285 to get updated information.

Rules/Regulations

  May I remove firewood from the park?

No. It is illegal to remove anything from park land. Downed trees and limbs are often left in an undeveloped area of a park for animal shelter/habitat and recycled into the earth to provide soil nutrients and to ensure reforestation.


  Is golfing permitted in the parks?

Golfing is only permitted in designated golfing areas, such as our golf courses and driving ranges. Golfing is prohibited in other areas of the parks because it poses a danger to other patrons and mowing equipment causing a potential liability to the Park Authority. For more information on golfing opportunities at Fairfax County Parks, please call Golf Enterprises at 703-324-8678.


  Are dogs allowed to be off their leashes in the parks?

No. Citizens must comply with the Fairfax County Leash Law which requires dogs to be on a leash at all times when in a public space and the additional requirement of cleaning up after them. The Park Authority posts signs accordingly. Enforcement is by Fairfax County, Department of Animal Control at 703-830-3680. The Park Authority currently has "Off-Leash" dog areas at 5 different park sites.


  Does the Fairfax County Park Authority have Park Police?

No. Park Rules and Regulations are enforced by the Park Staff and the Fairfax County Police Department. For Non-Emergencies, please notify a staff member or call Police Non-Emergency Line at 703-691-2131.


  Is all park land in Fairfax County owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority?

No. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority owns and operates some of the larger parks, such as Bull Run, Occoquan and Fountain Head. They may be reached by calling 703-352-5900. The National Park Service also owns some land in Fairfax County. They may be reached by calling 202-208-3100. Other park land is owned by the state, and some is owned by towns, such as Vienna.


  May I bring my own grill into a park?

We strongly discourage anyone from bringing their own grill into a park. Most picnic areas have grills that you may use. However, upon leaving the area, you are required to take your coals and embers with you. Leaving or dumping your coals/embers in the park is prohibited.


  May I drive motorized vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles, in the park?

Motorized vehicles of any kind are only permitted in established parking lots and road ways. All-terrain vehicles or any other kind of motorized vehicles are prohibited on our trails and other areas within our parks.


  May I bring alcohol into the parks?

All alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Fairfax County Park Authority property.


  Do any of the parks have recycling centers?

Yes. The location of these centers often changes. For an updated list of parks with recycling centers, you may call The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Division at 703-324-5040.


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