Lake Fairfax Park

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Fairfax Boating/Marina

Come visit the marina or ride the beautifully restored antique carousel at Lake Fairfax Park! Enjoy our 18-acre lake, wildlife and beautiful scenery while operating a pedal boat or taking a leisurely ride on the tour boat. Our trained staff pilot the tour boat and will assist you when launching and returning from your pedal boat ride. Pedal boat rentals include U.S. Coast Guard approved PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices.) Whether skilled or novice on the water, you will enjoy the features offered at Lake Fairfax Park marina.

Want to stay on dry ground? Bring a pole and try your hand at fishing from the shoreline or dock. A Virginia State Fresh Water Fishing License is required for anyone fishing who is 16 years or older. Fishing from personal boats or rental boats is not permitted. Read more about Fishing in the Parks.

Carousel and Boat House Operating Hours

Open June 12 to September 7
Last rental 7:15 p.m.

Mon -Thur






Noon - 8 p.m.

Noon- 8 p.m.

Noon- 8 p.m.

Noon- 8 p.m.

Holiday hours apply to Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

Important Forms and Documents

Marina Fees

Boating Fees Time Monday-Thursday Friday-Sunday / Holidays
Single Kayak 1 hour $7 $8
Tandem Kayak 1 hour $10 $11
Tour Boat Rides
Weekends/Holidays $4.00 per person
  • 2 years and younger are free with paying adult.
Pedal Boat Rentals
Half-hour Rental Fee $7.00* Weekends & Holidays
Hourly Rental Fee $11.00* Weekends & Holidays
  • At least one person in the pedal boat must be age 16 or older.
  • Pedal boat rentals have a maximum of 4 persons per pedal boat
Private Boat, Launch Fees
Single Launch $5.00*
Season Pass $40.00*
  • Launching: All private boats launched will pay a $5.00 launch fee.
  • Inflated boats may be used on the lake, provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers.
  • Please note: No boats powered by motor, sailboats or paddle boards are permitted on the lake.
  • Fishing from personal or rental boats is not permitted.

*Item fee includes tax.

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