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Lake Fairfax Park Campgrounds

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, Virginia
703-471-5415

Local Map/Directions
Map of Park with Campgrounds*
Aerial View of Park with Campgrounds*
Camp Site Detail: Family Campground
Camp Site Detail: Group Camp Area 2 - 8

Volunteer Opportunites for Campground Hosts are available! Campground Hosts serve as a "live-in" host for a four (4) week period.

RESERVATIONS:

  • To make reservations call 703-471-5415.
  • Office Hours: Daily: 10am to 6pm
    Beginning Feb. 2: 8am - 6pm
    Beginning Apr. 12: 8am - 7pm
  • Reservations for each calendar year begin on the first business day in January.
  • Check-out time is 10 a.m.
  • Check-in time is from 12 p.m. until the office closes (please refer to office hours above)
  • Reservations strongly recommended for all sites.
  • One night payment required at time of reservation. For phone reservations, we only accept Visa or MasterCard. For in-person reservations, we accept Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash.
  • There is a limit of 2 camping sites per reservation
  • We will make every attempt to honor site requests, but reserve the right to change sites without notice.
  • Group camping areas G-2 through G-8 are open for group camping March 1 - November 15 with reservations required.
  • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, space permitting, group camping areas G-2 through G-8 are open for family camping on a first-come-first-served basis with no reservations accepted.
  • Group camping area G-1 is available for group reservations year round (weather permitting).
  • Group camping area G-9 is available for group reservations March 1 through October 31st.

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF STAY:

  • A maximum of 14 consecutive nights (Memorial Day to Labor Day), 4 nights out required between stays.
  • A maximum of 28 consecutive nights (Labor Day to Memorial Day), 4 nights out required between stays.
  • Call the park for specific details

FEES: per site/per night

FAMILY CAMPING

  • Family camping sites are limited to no more than 7 people, and no more than 2 tents. More than 7 people or 2 tents will require an additional camping site.
  Tent
(Non-electric)
Tent/Pop-up
(20/30 amp)
RV/Trailer
(20/30/50 amp)
STANDARD $28 $37 $45
SENIOR* and FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT $18 $24 $29
SENIOR* and NON FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT $25 $33 $40

* Senior discount applies to those who are age 65 or older.

GROUP CAMPING

Large Group Camping Areas

*The reservation fee is required per area/per night at the time of reservation
**Groups are assigned specific areas to camp in based upon their size and needs. Please call for specific information 703-471-5415.

Group Area

Maximum Occupancy**

Reservation fee*

Per Night

Additional Fee

Per Night

G-1

100

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-2

35

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-3

35

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-4

35

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-6

45

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-7

45

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-8

35

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

G-9

100

$120 – Up to 20 campers

$6 for each additional camper

Small Group Camping Area

Group Area

Maximum Occupancy**

Reservation fee*

Per Night

Additional Fee

Per Night

G-5

20

$60 – Up to 10 campers

$6 for each additional camper

AMPHITHEATER

  • An amphitheater is available for use located near the campground, great for activities such as scout award ceremonies. A reservation is required. Noise restrictions are in place. Please call 703-471-5415 for details.

CAMPING - 136 SITES:

  • 54 sites with electrical hookups: 14 30amp sites and 40 50amp sites
  • Each site has a picnic table, and a fire ring/grill combo
  • Mixed shaded and sunny sites
  • Each site provides space for at least one car or has parking nearby

AMMENITIES:

  • Potable water spigots (located at the bath house)
  • Bathhouse with sinks
  • Hot showers
  • Flushing toilets
  • Dump station with sanitary rinse-out (fee required for non-registered campers ($25) and commercial vehicles ($100))

PETS ARE ALLOWED:

  • Pets must never be left unattended
  • Pets must be on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws
  • Immediate clean-up and proper disposal required for all waste. Waste disposal includes double bagging waste and placing in trash receptacle.
  • Pets that exhibit aggressive behavior or excessively bark will not be allowed in the campground.

TO SIGHTSEE, RIDE THE RAILS:

  • Metrorail is the quick and easy way to get to the attractions in D.C., suburban Maryland and Alexandria. From Lake Fairfax Park the closest stops are the Vienna, Dunn Loring, or West Falls Church stations, each about 10 miles distant. Directions to the nearest Metro stop and maps of the local area are available at the park office. (Please note, public transportation is not available from the campgrounds.)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • You may bring your own firewood but because of several wood-boring bugs that threaten local trees, we ask that you only bring firewood that is from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all your firewood, or give it to a camper still in the campground.
  • During winter months, snow and icy conditions may temporarily prevent passage on park roads. It is advisable to remain in the campground until staff can treat the roads or be prepared with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Watch the weather closely and be fully prepared.
  • During summer months, be prepared for very hot and humid conditions. Stay hydrated, locate a shady setting for cool down purposes, and wear sunblock.
  • The spring and fall months are the premier time to camp in the Washington, DC area. The capital celebrates with the Cherry Blossom Festival during the spring. Plan ahead and make a reservation as this is one of our busiest seasons.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • In order to receive a refund for a reservation, all cancellations must be requested at least two (2) weeks before your arrival date.

The star attraction at Lake Fairfax Park is the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, a western theme activity pool with an acre of interactive play features, including Rattlesnake River, Box Canyon Crossing, slides and flumes - all designed with kids in mind. In addition, the park has an 18 acre lake with pedal boat rentals, tour boat rides and fishing in both the lake and seasonally-stocked trout stream.


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