Burke Lake Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TTY 711

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Burke Lake Campgrounds

NOTICE: The Campground is closed until April 10, 2020. On April 10th, the Camp Store will open at 3 p.m. or patrons can visit the Information Office located at the front of the park to register.

Group Camping Reservations

Reservations are only needed for group camping of 15 or more people. Call the park at 703-323-6600 or stop by the Burke Lake Park Information Center. Ask staff to make a reservation for group camping or group day use.

2020 HOURS

The Campground is open daily beginning Friday, April 10. The last night to camp is Wednesday, November 11. Please contact the Information Office for Group Camping reservations and all Campground questions 703-323-6600.


Campsite Rentals...
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.
Family camp sites are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Fees include tax.

Type Mon-Thur Weekends/Holidays**
County and Non-County Residents $28 $31
Senior* County Residents $18 $19
Senior* Non-County Residents $25 $28

Rates are per night/per site.
* Senior discount applies to those age 65 or older.
** Weekend/Holiday rates apply weekends (Friday-Sunday), Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

Organized groups 15-200 people

  Mon-Thur Weekend/Holidays**
Group up to 15 campers $105 $115
Additional per person/per night $7 $9
** Weekend/Holiday rates apply weekends (Friday-Sunday). Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

Groups are given a specific site to camp in depending on their size and needs. Please call 703-323-6600 for reservations or for specific information.


  • First night's fee is required in full as a deposit. A $25 fee will be charged for cancellations or date changes (if available) more than 2 weeks in advance. Cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice will forfeit their deposit.
  • Refunds or date changes will not be given for weather as long as the campground remains open.
  • If your group size increases we will try and accommodate your group provided there is room.
  • Call 703-323-6600 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or stop by the Information Center.


  • No electric or water hook-ups.
  • Each site has a grill, picnic table and fire ring.
  • RVs up to 25 feet are permitted (no hookups). There are 4 "back-in" RV sites.
  • Each site provides space for at least one car.


  • Potable water spigots
  • Bathhouse with sinks
  • Showers
  • Flushing toilets
  • Dump station (is included in the camping fee. If you are not camping the fee is $28.)
  • Public phone


  • Ice, wood, charcoal

(April 12 - November 11, 2019)

  Open Close
Friday 3 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday Visit the Information Center to register


  • Pets must never be left unattended.
  • Pets must be on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws.

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Burke Lake Park also offers primitive wilderness camping. Camp in the back woods with no amenities, just like the good old days. The wilderness camping area of Burke Lake Park is located in the eastern part of the park bordered by the Fairfax County Parkway. Pricing is $3 per person. There is a minimum of 7 campers for reservation needed with a limit of 5 groups or 100 campers allowed in the wilderness camping area at one time. Call the Information Center at 703-323-6600 to make your reservation today.

Campground Rules and Regulations

The park's centerpiece is a 218 acre lake with a phenomenal largemouth bass population that makes it one of Virginia's most popular fishing holes. Bait and tackle sales, row boat rentals and a boat launch are also available. Visit Burke Lake Park Marina.

Applicants for use must present a "Leave No Trace" certificate of completion at the time of reservation in order to receive approval to use the Wilderness Camping Area. Each group must have at least one Leave No Trace certified member present during any use of the Wilderness Camping Area.

We sell reasonably priced firewood that you may purchase for your campfires. Please be aware that several wood boring bugs are becoming a threat to the D.C. area and require us to comply with the advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fairfax County Forest Pest Branch. These agencies advise against transporting cut firewood from outside the Washington D.C. area. The Fairfax County Park Authority asks that you only bring firewood that has been cut from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all of the firewood you have brought in with you, or give any wood you have left over to a camper who is still in the campground to burn.Please follow this link to learn more about the wood boring bugs and how you can help prevent an infestation, or call 703-324-5304, TTY 711.

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park are indicated by this sign.

Note the following emergency AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park:

  • Information Center
  • Mini-golf
  • Burke Lake Golf Course Club House
  • On the golf course - between the 4th green and the 5th tee box
  • Camp Ground Camp Store
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