Lake Fairfax Park

703-471-5415 TTY 711
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190
John Britz
Site Manager

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Lake Fairfax Campground


Camping Facilities and Offerings

  • Spacious campsites that are both big-rig and tent friendly
  • Large group camping sites for groups up to 100 people
  • RV electrical hookups (30 and 50 amp)
  • Fresh water fill-up station (no water on sites)
  • Restrooms and showers, clean and convenient facilities
  • Hiking trails, miles of trails to explore natures beauty
  • Swimming and Fishing*
  • Wi-Fi access available at the registration office
  • Pet friendly environment**
  • Picnic areas and grills. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/grill combo
  • Proximity to attractions. Miles away from Metro, Wolf Trap and much more!

*The Water Mine water park is open Memorial Day though Labor Day. Additional fees apply. Fishing licenses are required. All state rules and regulations apply.

**Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Animals may not be left unattended. 

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.

Check Availability & Reserve Campsite


  • Reservations strongly recommended for all sites.
  • We will make every attempt to honor site requests, but reserve the right to change sites without notice.


Family Campground
Small Group Camping

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

Camping Fees

Regular Camping Fees

Electric Type N/A 20/30 20/30/50
Weekday* $32 $40 $50
Fri-Sun** $37 $44 $55

Dump Station Fees* - $28 per use
*Dump station fees are complimentary for registered campers. For non-registered campers, fees may be paid at main office.

Group Camping Fees

Small Group (Flex Sites) Weekday Weekend
Flex Sites (up to 18 people) $126 $162
Electricity Upgrade $10 $15
Large Group Weekday Weekend
Hilltop (Up to 100 people)*** $140 $180
Forest 1 & 2 (Up to 50 people)*** $140 $180

Additional Person Rate (More than 20)

$7 $9


**Weekends include Friday-Sunday and holidays.  Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day require a minimum 3-night stay.

***Fee is for the first 20 people, each additional person is $9


  • Cancellations/Changes more than 60 days before arrival can be made without charge by calling the park office
  • Cancellations/Changes 14-59 days before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee
  • Cancellations 2-13 days before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee and forfeiture of the first night’s stay
  • Cancellations 2 days or less before arrival will incur a $25 processing fee and forfeiture of the first two night’s stay

Camping Rules & Reminders

  • Tent and Group camping is open April 1-November 30 only.  Tent camping is prohibited during off-season.
  • Click here for a list of camping rules and regulations.
  • Pursuant to Virginia Code § 10.1-1142, camp fires are prohibited between 12AM – 4PM from February 1 through April 30.
  • No outside firewood is permitted to be used or stored on FCPA property. Only wood bought at FCPA campgrounds is permitted to be used or stored on FCPA property


  • Our campground is a non-residential campground and has maximum stay restrictions.  These restrictions include:
  • A maximum of 14 consecutive nights (April 1 to November 30 or “In Season”).
  • A maximum of 28 consecutive nights (December 1 to March 31 or “Off Season”).
  • Four (4) nights off-site required between visits.

To Sightsee, Ride the Rails

  • 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
  • Please note, public transportation is not available from the campgrounds.

Be a Camp Host, Volunteer Today

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

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