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Lake Fairfax Park

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

Under Construction The bridge leading to the campground and upper half of Lake Fairfax Park is an active construction site. Please use caution and follow any posted signs when accessing the park. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 May 26, 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 parking lot behind the main office building. Please call the site for specific locations.

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 - March 3   Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 4 – November 14   Daily: 8 a.m. to 7 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.

Pirate Fest at Lake Fairfax Park

Pirate Fest
Lake Fairfax Park

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pirates and privateers - AHOY!


Registration $10 Click to Register with Parktakes Online

Group registration available by phone 703-222-4664

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

Paddle Boat Races
$7 per boat, up to 4 people Click to Register with Parktakes Online

Tented Event Rain or Shine

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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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