Burke Lake Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Information Office open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
703-323-6600 TTY 711
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Keith O’Connor
Site Manager

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Frogs, Toads and Salamanders at the Lake

06/01/2024 10:00 am to 06/01/2024 11:00 am

(3-Adult) Explore the lake for signs of frogs, toads, and salamanders. Hike the trail and make a craft. Program is outdoors. Child must be accompanied by an adult also registered in this program.

Bug Bingo

06/01/2024 1:00 pm to 06/01/2024 2:00 pm

(3-Adult) Hike with a naturalist to learn about different insects’ behavior and habitats. Explore the park to fill out bingo sheets to better appreciate the tiny workers around us.

Lake Life

06/02/2024 1:00 pm to 06/02/2024 2:00 pm

(2-Adult) Meet a naturalist and explore the lake. Bring old shoes that can get wet and muddy. Join us as we search for tadpoles and dragonfly nymphs to catch and release. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Butterflies, Bees & Beetles

06/09/2024 10:00 am to 06/09/2024 11:00 am

(4-Adult) Learn about common pollinators and their importance with native gardens and woodlands. Pollinators are more than just a pretty face. Children under age ten must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered in this program.

Born in the Wild Walk

06/15/2024 10:00 am to 06/15/2024 11:00 am

(4-Adult) Walk with a naturalist to learn about how animal parents help keep their babies safe during the summer. Discover the various adaptations these babies have to keep them hidden from predators and other dangers in the wild. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Campfire Saturdays

06/15/2024 8:00 pm to 06/15/2024 9:30 pm

(4-Adult) Join us for an evening campfire the whole family can enjoy. During the program we will explore the wonders of our natural world. Our programs may include nature walks, interactive activities, animal presentations, or other opportunities to learn about nature and our place in it. Includes s’mores. Topics vary by date. Children must be…

Campfire Cooking

06/16/2024 11:00 am to 06/16/2024 12:00 pm

(5-Adult) Learn about the different methods that can be used to cook over a campfire, as well as what types of food are best prepared using each cooking style. Then, practice building your own cooking fire. Stay for a demonstration and a snack around the campfire.

Family Campout

06/22/2024 2:00 pm to 06/23/2024 11:00 am

(5-Adult) Join Burke Lake Park for a fun and exciting family camping experience and let the park’s naturalists help alleviate some of the stress of camping, whether it’s your first time camping or you’re a camping expert. Participate in a range of planned activities lead by naturalists, such as a campground orientation, a guided nature hike, a…

Firefly Walk

06/28/2024 8:30 pm to 06/28/2024 9:30 pm

(5-Adult) Join us on a magical evening walk in the park to learn about and see the different colors and signal patterns of this fascinating insect.

Family Fishing

06/29/2024 7:00 pm to 06/29/2024 8:30 pm

(5-Adult) Join a naturalist to learn the basics of fishing while enjoying the beauty of the lakefront. Gain a better understanding of not only how to fish, but also how we can better connect with the natural world while participating in recreational activities, such as fishing. Rod and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and older must have a…

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