Lake Accotink Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park hours: Dawn to dusk daily. Office hours:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
703-569-3464 TTY 711
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Dan Grulke
Site Manager

Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink - Experience solitude

It’s hard to believe that the beltway is less than a mile away when you’re standing on the tranquil and quiet shores of Lake Accotink Park. This 476-acre park provides excellent opportunities to relax, learn, and enjoy the natural resources of both Lake Accotink and Accotink Creek. In addition to trail systems and waterfront activities Lake Accotink Park offers many family-friendly activities including, picnic areas, class, camps, and special events.

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Upcoming Events

Jul
28
8:00AM, 28, (4-Adult) Learn identification tips by sight and sound and how to make your…
Aug
03
7:30PM, 03, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist for a night of learning about the beauty of our…
Aug
11
9:00AM, 11, (5-Adult) Learn to make and use natural dyes to transform your white shirts…
Aug
17
9:00AM, 17, (12-Adults) Learn the fundamentals of kayaking in a relaxed and comfortable…
Aug
17
5:00PM, 17, (13-Adult) Walk with a naturalist by the lakeside and learn techniques and…
Aug
18
7:30AM, 18, (13-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Park Authority…

Task Force on the Future of Lake Accotink

The Task Force on the Future of Lake Accotink was convened in the spring of 2023 to review and consider Fairfax County staff’s recommendation that the lake not be dredged.


Bug Fest

Bug Bonanza: A Creepy-Crawly Adventure for the Whole Family!

Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, $8

  • Insect safaris
  • Live insect exploration
  • Insect collections inspection
  • Log rolling
  • Soil stations
  • Bug walks
  • Critter talks
  • Make your own bug craft
  • Technology exploration of the insect world

Facilities and activities vary with the season and include bike rentals, canoe and pedal boat rentals, boat launch, fishing, nine-green double-holed miniature golf course, antique carousel, snack bar, pavilion shelters and picnic areas with grills (some areas may be reserved, call 703-324-8732), restrooms, playground, sand volleyball court and basketball court. Situated along the Cross County Trail, the park has a four-mile loop, natural-surface hiking/biking trail. Loop trail users please note: The trail section by the dam frequently floods during rain events and there is no bypass.

Lake Accotink Park Anniversary Celebration

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