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Lake Fairfax Park

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

Under Construction Picnic Area Use at Lake Fairfax Limited for Stream Work
Effective immediately, the picnic areas known as A, B, C, and D at Lake Fairfax Park will not be available for public use during the week in order to safely permit continued work on a stream restoration project. While the picnic areas will be closed Monday to Friday through June 30, 2017, the rental areas are available on the weekends. >>Read More.

Bridge 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.

Camp Ground Closures: The group camping area or "C" Campground is closed due to construction; however the family campground or "A" Campground is open for business and is not affected by the construction within the park.

Large Shelter/Bathroom Closures: The Large Shelter and the nearby "B" Bathroom are both closed due to construction. Portable toilets have been made available to the public while the bathroom is under construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

soccerfest 2017

SoccerFest Debuts at Lake Fairfax Park June 24 & 25

SoccerFest makes its debut at the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Lake Fairfax Park on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017. SoccerFest 2017 will feature a fun-filled weekend of competition, but now teams can also take advantage of some of the exciting activities inherent to Lake Fairfax Park, including playgrounds, a skate park and the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole. Read 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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