Lake Fairfax Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Fairfax Campground

Check Availabilities and Reserve Campsites

Step by Step Instructions to Check Availabilities and Reserve Campsites

Please read all instructions before booking a site.

  1. Select your desired campsite along with the corresponding date and click on its green box.
    HINT: Available dates appear in green. Use the date selector or green double arrows to see future dates.
    HINT: Some units may not be web bookable. Please call the park for information regarding non web-bookable campsites.
  2. Click 'Reserve Unit' in the pop-up window.
  3. Log in with a Parktakes account, or create a new account with a work or personal email.
  4. On the Booking Details page, complete all applicable boxes in the “Extra Information” section.  All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
  5. Please enter the maximum number of attendees for your stay. If you have more attendees than a campsite area can hold, you may need to book an additional campsite or change locations.
  6. After completing all information, check the box indicating that you agree with the terms and conditions.
  7. Select “Book Site”. Your shopping cart will appear.
    Optional: To make another reservation, select “Reservations” at the top of the Shopping Cart page.
  8. Review your cart and select “Go to Checkout.”
  9. Enter your payment.
  10. Select “Complete”
  11. A window will open verifying receipt of your reservation. You will receive an email with your receipt and a copy of the rules and regulations.

Lake Fairfax Availability Calendar

More Information

  • Office Hours:
  • November 15 - February 20 Daily: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Feb 21 – November 14 Daily: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Reservations for each calendar year begin on the first business day in January.
  • Check-out time is 10 a.m.
  • Check-in time is from 12 noon until the office closes (please refer to office hours above)
  • Reservations strongly recommended for all sites.
  • One night payment required at time of reservation. For phone reservations, we only accept Visa or MasterCard. For in-person reservations, we accept Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash.
  • There is a limit of 2 camping sites per reservation
  • We will make every attempt to honor site requests, but reserve the right to change sites without notice.
  • Group camping areas G-1 through G-10 are open for tent camping March 1 - November 30 weather permitting.
  • Group camping areas G-2 through G-8 are open for family camping on a first-come-first-served basis with no reservations accepted on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, space permitting.

Map of Park with Campgrounds
Aerial View of Park with Campgrounds
Camp Site Detail: Family Campground
Camp Site Detail: Group Camp Area 2 - 8

Volunteer Opportunites for Campground Hosts are available! Campground Hosts serve as a "live-in" host for a four (4) week period.

Maximum Length of Stay

  • A maximum of 14 consecutive nights (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
  • A maximum of 28 consecutive nights (Labor Day to Memorial Day).
  • Four (4) nights off-site required between visits.
  • Call the park for specific details

FEES: per site/per night

Family Camping

  • Family camping sites are limited to no more than 7 people, and no more than 2 tents. More than 7 people or 2 tents will require an additional camping site.
Tent/Pop-up <30'
(20/30 amp)
RV/Trailer >31'
(20/30/50 amp)
  Mon-Thur Weekend/Holiday*** Mon-Thur Weekend/Holiday*** Mon-Thur Weekend/Holiday***
COUNTY and NON FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT $28 $31 $37 $41 $45 $50
SENIOR* FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT $18 $19 $24 $26 $29 $32

* Senior discount applies to those who are age 65 or older.
*** Weekend/Holiday rates apply weekends (Friday-Sunday). Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. These holidays require a minimum 3-night stay.

Large Group Camping Areas

*The reservation fee is required per area/per night at the time of reservation
**Groups are assigned specific areas to camp in based upon their size and needs. Please call for specific information 703-471-5414.
*** Weekend/Holiday rates apply weekends (Friday-Sunday). Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. These holidays require a minimum 3-night stay.

Group Area Maximum Occupancy** Reservation fee*
Per Night - Up to 20 campers
Additional Fee
Per Camper/Per Night
    Mon-Thur Weekend/Holiday*** Mon-Thur Weekend/Holiday***
G-1 100 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-2 35 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-3 35 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-4 35 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-5 20 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-6 45 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-7 45 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-8 35 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-9 50 $140 $155 $7 $9
G-10 50 $140 $155 $7 $9


  • An amphitheater is available for use located near the campground, great for activities such as scout award ceremonies. A reservation is required. Hourly rate is $20 per hour (with a 4 hour minimum) on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. The hourly rate for Mondays-Thursdays is $15. Noise restrictions are in place. Please call 703-471-5414 for details.


  • 54 sites with electrical hookups: 14 30amp sites and 40 50amp sites
  • Each site has a picnic table, and a fire ring/grill combo
  • Mixed shaded and sunny sites
  • Each site provides space for at least one car or has parking nearby

Pets Are Allowed

  • Pets must never be left unattended
  • Pets must be on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County Leash Laws
  • Immediate clean-up and proper disposal required for all waste. Waste disposal includes double bagging waste and placing in trash receptacle.
  • Pets that exhibit aggressive behavior or excessively bark will not be allowed in the campground.


  • Metrorail is the quick and easy way  to get to the attractions in D.C., suburban Maryland and Alexandria. From Lake  Fairfax Park the closest metro stop is the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station  (1862 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190). Directions to the nearest Metro stop  and maps of the local area are available at the park office. (Please note,  public transportation is not available from the campgrounds.)


  • You may bring your own firewood but because of several wood-boring bugs that threaten local trees, we ask that you only bring firewood that is from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all your firewood, or give it to a camper still in the campground.
  • During winter months, snow and icy conditions may temporarily prevent passage on park roads. It is advisable to remain in the campground until staff can treat the roads or be prepared with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Watch the weather closely and be fully prepared.
  • During summer months, be prepared for very hot and humid conditions. Stay hydrated, locate a shady setting for cool down purposes, and wear sunblock.
  • The spring and fall months are the premier time to camp in the Washington, DC area. The capital celebrates with the Cherry Blossom Festival during the spring. Plan ahead and make a reservation as this is one of our busiest seasons.


  • Potable water spigots (located at the bath house)
  • Bathhouse with sinks
  • Hot showers
  • Flushing toilets
  • Dump station with sanitary rinse-out (fee required for non-registered campers ($25) and commercial vehicles ($100))


  • In order to receive a refund for a reservation, all cancellations must be requested at least two (2) weeks before your arrival date.
  • The star attraction at Lake Fairfax Park is the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, a western theme activity pool with an acre of interactive play features, including Rattlesnake River, Box Canyon Crossing, slides and flumes - all designed with kids in mind. In addition, the park has an 18 acre lake with pedal boat rentals, tour boat rides and fishing in both the lake and seasonally-stocked trout stream.
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