Lake Fairfax Park

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Fairfax Park

Lake Fairfax- Go ahead and stay a while!

Lake Fairfax is a destination location providing 476 acres of parkland. You’ll find a wide range of family-friendly activities and the necessary facilities to make your visit to Lake Fairfax a memorable multi-day experience. Visitors can enjoy the Water Mine family water park, family and group campgrounds, a skate park, a pump track, several hiking and biking trails, and athletic fields. Lake Fairfax is also home to a wide variety of class, camps and special events.

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Under ConstructionNotice:  Lake Fairfax carousel is out of service for maintenance.

Upcoming Featured Events



8:00AM, Lake Fairfax Park will be holding a fireworks show on July 2, 2022. Ticketed…



9:00AM, (3-Adult) Join us for themed activities occurring in the campground. Themes…



10:00AM, (8-adult) In celebration of All American Pet Photo Day, bring your pet to the…



10:00AM, (3-5) Learn all about our friend, the earthworm, and why they are important for…



10:00AM, (5-adult) Learn all about building a campfire. Which log setup is the best?…



11:00AM, (5-adult) Join a naturalist and learn about the different ways of cooking…

Beginning April 1, 2020, Lake Fairfax will open to fishing from kayaks. A daily launch fee or season pass will be required for all privately launched kayaks. Use of any type of motor -- gas, electric or other -- is prohibited.

Daily launch pass $5.00
Season launch pass $40.00

For recreation and fun in western Fairfax, this 476 acre park includes a 20-acre lake with fishing, the Water Mine family Swimmin’ Hole, boat rentals, carousel, athletic fields, picnic shelters and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, campgrounds, trails and a skatepark.

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole features tubing on the Rattlesnake Lazy River, a tot pool at Tenderfoot Pond, slides, tunnels, and interactive play features designed for young children. The Water Mine is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Carousel and boat rentals are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Visit Marina and Carousel for hours of operation details.

The campground, picnic areas , playground, trails and skatepark are open year-round. Virginia State fishing license is required, and sailboats, gasoline and electric-powered boats and swimming are prohibited in the lake.

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