Lake Accotink Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park hours: Dawn to dusk daily. Office hours:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
703-569-3464 TTY 711
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Dan Grulke
Site Manager

Lake Accotink Park Events

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Fishing for Parent and Child

06/01/2024 9:00 am to 06/01/2024 12:30 pm

(5-Adult) Learn how to fish alongside your parent or child as you enjoy the scenery around the lake. Gain a better understanding on how to rig and use a fishing rod, how to safely fish, and how we can be environmentally conscious while we fish. Rod and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and older must have a valid Virginia fishing…

Beginning Birdwatching

06/02/2024 7:30 am to 06/02/2024 8:30 am

(4-Adult) Learn identification tips by sight and sound and how to make your yard more attractive to native species. Students can borrow binoculars form the class for a view of outdoor bird feeding stations. Registration required for children and adults.

Campfire Fridays

06/07/2024 8:30 pm to 06/07/2024 9:30 pm

(5-Adult) Join us for an evening campfire the whole family can enjoy. Explore the wonders of our natural world through nature walks, interactive activities and animal presentations. Includes s’mores. Topics vary by date. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Hike with a Naturalist

06/08/2024 11:30 am to 06/08/2024 1:00 pm

(8-Adult) Join our park naturalist on a hike and explore wild plants and animals throughout the trails. Learn how to use the iNaturalist app to take pictures of things you find along the way. Smart phones, cameras and binoculars welcome. Each hike will feature a different theme and may include: salamanders, birds and other wildlife, wildflowers,…

Nature Kayaking

06/13/2024 6:30 pm to 06/13/2024 8:30 pm

(12-Adult) Paddle with a naturalist to learn about the flora and fauna that call the lake its home. Find out what’s growing along the lake’s edge, who likes to wade in the water and what might be swimming underneath you. Single kayaks and all equipment provided.

Fishing for Parent and Child

06/16/2024 9:00 am to 06/16/2024 10:30 am

(5-Adult) Learn how to fish alongside your parent or child as you enjoy the scenery around the lake. Gain a better understanding on how to rig and use a fishing rod, how to safely fish, and how we can be environmentally conscious while we fish. Rod and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and older must have a valid Virginia fishing…

Yoga & Bonfire Evening

06/21/2024 7:30 pm to 06/21/2024 9:30 pm

(13-Adult) Looking for renewal, peace, inspiration, transformation, and / or something a little different, then bring your yoga mat to Lake Accotink for an evening sunset, star gazing and a bonfire. The evening’s practice will focus on Hatha techniques to stretch, build core strength, and stability to the mind and body. This practice is for all…

Sketching Along the Lakeside

06/23/2024 8:00 am to 06/23/2024 10:00 am

(13-Adult) Walk with a naturalist by the lakeside and learn techniques and tips for drawing the natural world. Gain a better understanding of how to utilize different sketching and observational skills. Bring the medium of your choice to the class.

Hike with a Gal Friend

06/23/2024 9:00 am to 06/23/2024 11:00 am

(16-Adult) Celebrate the sisterhood of women by grabbing your best gal friend and going on a guided hike with a naturalist. Learn about the flora and fauna found around the lake, and most importantly, spend time with a close friend.

Campfire Fridays

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

(5-Adult) Join us for an evening campfire the whole family can enjoy. Explore the wonders of our natural world through nature walks, interactive activities and animal presentations. Includes s’mores. Topics vary by date. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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