Burke Lake Park's centerpiece is a 218-acre lake with 5.25 miles of fishing shoreline, four fishing bulkheads at the state game area, a new fishing pier, and a boat launching dock. Both the fishing bulkheads and the fishing pier are accessible to persons with disabilities. A 4.68 trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot.
Great Fishing Right here in Fairfax County! "Phenonmenal." That's how the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources describes the Largemouth Bass population at Burke Lake Park. The lake is ranked tops among the state's "small impoundments" in relative stock density of preferred fish, which measures the percentage of the population comprised of big fish at least 15 inches long. The lake also features Walleye, Muskie, Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow and White Perch, and a variety of Sunfish and Bluegill. Virginia residents age 16 and up need a fishing license to try their luck at Burke.
Visit The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources for more information on Lake Burke.
Bait available: Night Crawlers, Small Minnows, Chicken Livers, Clam Snouts, Shrimp, and Squid. Call to be sure requested bait is available.
Fishing tackle also available: Hooks, Fishing Line, Bobbers, and Sinkers.
Boat Launch Fees
|Full Day Rental¹||$20.00²*||$21.00*|
|Life Preserver, each (required)
Sizes: XL, L, M, S, Infant
Fishing Kayak Rentals
|Full Day Rental¹||$40.00*||$45.00*|
|Full Day Rental¹||$25.00²*||$27.50*|
|Full Day Rental¹||$13.50*||$14.00*|
Please call our Information Office with questions 703-323-6600.
|Marina Schedule||Open||Last Rental||Return Time||Close|
August: 21, 22, 28, 29
September: 4, 5, 6, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26October: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
|S-S 11:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|September 6th – Labor Day||Mon 11:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
September 11th – Delayed Opening
|Sat 1:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
Last rental 5:00 p.m.
Last boat return time 6:00 p.m.
When bad weather strikes, the park may need to alter the normal operating schedule. Call the Information Center, 703-323-6600, to determine the status during inclement weather.
Burke Lake boat tours guide guests around Burke Lake, a 218-acre body of water that offers wonderful opportunities for fishing. These guided tours allow Fairfax County Park Authority staff to share with park patrons the beautiful shoreline, information about wildlife and native fauna, as well as panoramic vistas from the water.
Regular Tours are running weekends April to October from 11 a.m. with the last run at 5 p.m. These 30-minute tours can accommodate 24 people and run at the top of every hour. Visitors can purchase tickets at the Bait House. Tickets are $4 on weekends. Children 2 years of age or younger are Free.
Tour Boat reservations can only be made for Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., with the last run at 6 p.m. 60-minute tour boat reservations for a minimum of 11 people start at $33. Additional individuals are $3 with a max of 24 people per tour. Call the Information Center at 703-323-6600 to schedule your tour today. Reservations should be made with at least 2 weeks' notice.
Burke Lake Park introduces its two brand new Fishing Kayaks! Glide around the peaceful lake in these specialty kayaks. Each single person sit upon kayak has four fishing pole holders, two easily accessible live wells, and plenty of space for all of your gear! Kayak Rentals are available for launch from the Bait House. Kayaks will only be rented to those who are fishing.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035