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 campgrounds are now OPEN.

Group Camping Reservations

For group camping reservations, please look at our A sites under the availability calendar below. All of our group sites can now be booked online. Please call 703-323-6600 with any questions.

Check Availabilities and Reserve Campsites

Step by Step Instructions to Check Availabilities and Reserve Campsites

Please read all instructions before booking a site.

  1. Select your desired campsite along with the corresponding date and click on its green box.
    HINT: Available dates appear in green. Use the date selector or green double arrows to see future dates.
    HINT: Some units may not be web bookable. Please call the park for information regarding non web-bookable campsites.
  2. Click 'Reserve Unit' in the pop-up window.
  3. Log in with a Parktakes account, or create a new account with a work or personal email.
  4. On the Booking Details page, complete all applicable boxes in the “Extra Information” section.  All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
  5. Please enter the maximum number of attendees for your stay. If you have more attendees than a campsite area can hold, you may need to book an additional campsite or change locations.
  6. After completing all information, check the box indicating that you agree with the terms and conditions.
  7. Select “Book Site”. Your shopping cart will appear.
    Optional: To make another reservation, select “Reservations” at the top of the Shopping Cart page.
  8. Review your cart and select “Go to Checkout.”
  9. Enter your payment.
  10. Select “Complete”
  11. A window will open verifying receipt of your reservation. You will receive an email with your receipt and a copy of the rules and regulations.

Burke Lake Availability Calendar

Availability Calendar

2020 HOURS

The campgrounds are now open. Please contact the Information Office with all campground questions 703-323-6600.


Campsite Rentals...

Family Camping

Family camping sites are limited to no more than 6 people, and no more than 2 tents.
More than 6 people or 2 tents will require an additional camping site.

Family campsites are offered for reservation online as well as available for walk-ups the day of. 

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.

Flexible Group Camping sites can accommodate up to 18 people with a central fire pit. Multiple Flexible Group sites can be combined to accommodate the group size of your choice.

*Fees for your entire stay are due at time of reservation

**Weekend/Holiday rates apply weekends (Friday-Sunday). Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. These holidays require a minimum 2-night stay.

For assistance with your reservation please call 703-323-6600.

Flexible Group Site

Maximum Occupancy

Reservation fee (up to 18 campers)




FG 1-19





  • 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

(May 29 - November 10, 2020)

  Open Close
Friday 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 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.

Cancellation/Change Policy

  • Cancellations/Changes more than 60 days before arrival can be made without charge by calling the park office
  • Cancellations/Changes 14-59 days before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee
  • Cancellations 2-13 days before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee and forfeiture of the first night’s stay
  • Cancellations 2 days or less before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee and forfeiture of the first two night’s stay

Download Campgrounds Map


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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