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Lake Fairfax Park

Lake Fairfax Park
[ 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive ] [ Reston, VA 20190 ] [ 703-471-5414 ]

Under ConstructionDue to field closures and campground closures for construction projects and a large scale bike race on December 4, the park main road will have lengthy road closures on December 4. Please note that all fields and campgrounds will be closed from December 1 through March 31 and that skate park use will be limited to parking at the lower main office parking lot and walking to the skate park during this time.

Update - Three Construction Projects at Lake Fairfax

The "C" Campground bathhouse and "B" bathroom in the Large Shelter are currently closed due to construction. Portable toilets are available and the bathhouse in the family camping area is open for shower and bathroom use as is the bathroom in the main office. The expected construction completion date is March 31, 2017.

During Colvin Run restoration, September 6, 2016 through May 26, 2017, the free day picnic area will be closed as well as picnic areas A, B, C and D and the cross-country course. Free picnic areas have been relocated near the main office and front of the park. Please call the site for specific locations. From December 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, the campground and access to the upper half of the park, including fields and trailheads, will be closed. We are not accepting field use reservations or camping reservations during these dates.

Public access to the park will continue to be from Lake Fairfax Drive to the main park entrance for the duration of these projects. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information about the work at Lake Fairfax Park on a stream restoration project, a bridge replacement project, and the ADA replacement of bathhouse "C" and restroom "B" project, visit
Three Construction Projects at Lake Fairfax Ready to Start.

Lake Fairfax

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Local Map/Directions
Map of Lake Fairfax Park
Aerial View Lake Fairfax Park
Trails Map

Hours of Operation:

  • Lake Fairfax Park grounds are open every day from dawn to dusk.
  • When bad weather strikes, the park may need to alter the normal operating schedule. Call the office to determine the status during inclement weather.

Office Hours:

November 15 - February 20   Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Feb 21 – November 14   Daily: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For recreation and fun in western Fairfax, this 476 acre park includes a 20-acre lake with fishing, the Water Mine family Swimmin’ Hole, boat rentals, carousel, athletic fields, picnic shelters and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, campgrounds, trails and a skatepark.

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole features tubing on the Rattlesnake Lazy River, a tot pool at Tenderfoot Pond, slides, tunnels, and interactive play features designed for young children. The Water Mine is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Carousel and boat rentals are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Visit Marina and Carousel for hours of operation details.

The campground, picnic areas , playground, trails and skatepark are open year-round. Virginia State fishing license is required, and sailboats, gasoline and electric-powered boats and swimming are prohibited in the lake.

Lake Fairfax Park Classes/Camps/Events

Parktakes Online!
To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.


Professional Photography and Filming in FCPA ParksInterested in photographing or filming in beautiful Fairfax County Parks? Find out more about Professional Photography and Commercial Use Permits for Filming in Fairfax County Parks.

Fall Trout Fishing 2016

trout stocking

Join in the fun of Fall 2016
Trout Fishing
Oct. 8 through Nov 14

Passes on sale at Lake Fairfax Park main office beginning September 6.

There will be multiple stockings, so fishing is bound to be great!

Read more at Fishing in the Parks

Lake Fairfax Skate Park

Skate Park

There are now lights at Lake Fairfax Skate Park. The lights are timed to turn on 30 minutes before sunset. Lights will turn off at 8:15 p.m. in the skate park and 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot. In case of inclement weather or other safety issues, the lights will not be activated.



Facility Address and Phone Number:
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 22039

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