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Lake Fairfax Park

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

warningDeer management operations run by the Fairfax County Police Department will be held on several evenings in January at Lake Fairfax Park.  On these dates, the main gate will close at 4 p.m. and public use areas will be cleared of visitors by dusk. During winter, the park officially closes at 5 p.m. (dusk). Please refrain from unauthorized access on trails after dark. The campground will remain open with police directing traffic.

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.

Winter Office Hours:

Daily: 8 a.m. - 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

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.

Trout Fishing 2015

trout stocking

Join in the fun of the 2015 Trout Program
February 14 through May 3, 2015
There will be multiple stockings, so fishing is bound to be great!

Read more Fishing in the Parks

Pirate Fest at Lake Fairfax Park May 2, 2015

Pirate Fest
Lake Fairfax Park

Saturday, May 2, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pirates and privateers - AHOY!

Pirate Fest Tickets
Pirate Tour Boat Ride Tickets

Advance Pirate Fest Tickets: $10
Pirate Tour Boat Rides: $2
Tented Event Rain or Shine


1stAannual Lake Fairfax Car Show May 16, 2015

1st Annual Lake Fairfax Car Show

Saturday, May 16, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Download Flyer for Entrance Details!

Entry Fee: $10
Spectators: FREE
Trophies and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

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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