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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Upcoming Featured Events

Lake Fairfax Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food and fun on Saturday, July 1 from 12-10 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park. Advance ticket sales begin April 25.

Lake Fairfax Park will be holding a fireworks show this year. Ticketed entry begins at 10 a.m. The fireworks are expected to start shortly after 9 p.m. Be sure to arrive early so you can park and find a spot to view the show from. We encourage all visitors to arrive no later than 8 p.m. Food trucks will be onsite throughout the day and all picnic areas will be offered on a first-come-first served basis.

Buy tickets online and save! Purchase tickets for only $15 per car in advance. The price increases to $20 at the gate on the day-of.

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9:15PM, Lake Fairfax Park will be holding a fireworks show this year. Ticketed entry…

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.

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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