Due 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.
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Lake Fairfax Park
View Lake Fairfax Park
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
November 15 - February 20 Daily: 10 a.m. - 5
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.
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.
Fall Trout Fishing 2016
Join in the fun of Fall 2016
Oct. 8 through Nov 14
Passes on sale at Lake Fairfax Park main office beginning
There will be multiple stockings, so fishing is bound to be great!
Read more at Fishing in the Parks
Lake Fairfax 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
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Facility Address and Phone Number:
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 22039