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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Burke Lake Park Marina

Operating Status

Amusements may close early or be put on hold due to weather conditions. Please call in advance to determine the operational status when inclement weather has occurred or is forecasted to occur.

NOTICE: Due to mandatory staff training, the Burke Lake Park Marina will open at noon today, June 20. Swimming, windsurfing, and paddle boarding are prohibited. For more information, please read here. Details >>

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.

VIDEO: Burke Lake Electro-Fishing Survey

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. 


Please Note:

  • Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake.
  • No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted.
  • Inflated boats may be used on the lake, provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers.
  • A Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person on the water.
  • To be eligible to rent a boat, an individual must be 18 years or older and possess a photo ID. Once rented someone aged 16 or older must be aboard the rental boat at all times.
  • Three persons maximum on all boats.
  • Pets are not permitted on rental or tour boats
  • No remote controlled or sail boats are permitted.
  • Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited.

Visit The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources for more information on Lake Burke.

Bait available: Night Crawlers, Chicken Livers, Clam Snouts, Shrimp, and Squid. Call to be sure requested bait is available.

Fishing tackle also available: Hooks, Bobbers, and Sinkers.

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