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Lake Fairfax Park

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

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:

Feb. 1 - Nov. 30 Daily: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 - Jan. 31 Daily: 10 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/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.

Spring Trout Fishing 2016

trout stocking

Join in the fun of the 2016 Trout Program
February 20 through May 13, 2016
Lake closed April 16, 2016
There will be multiple stockings, so fishing is bound to be great!

Read more Fishing in the Parks

Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park
Sunday, March 20, 2016
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Online Reservations Open February 2. Easter Egg Hunt

Pirate Fest at Lake Fairfax Park April 16, 2016

Pirate Fest
Lake Fairfax Park

Saturday, April 16, 2016
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pirates and privateers - AHOY!

Pirate Fest Tickets
Advance Registration $10 Click to Register with Parktakes Online

Pirate Tour Boat Ride
$4 per person Click to Register with Parktakes Online

new Pirate Feast Tickets
$10 per person. 5 - 7 p.m. Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Food Provided by O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Tented Event Rain or Shine

Learn More >>

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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