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Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
+1 703-471-5415
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Lake Fairfax is a nice place to take a trail walk in the woods. Trying to picnic here was... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
South Salem, New York
A haven in suburbia

My husband & I frequently take walks on Lake Fairfax Park's various trails. Trail markings are... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Reston, VA
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1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
+1 703-471-5415
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lake Fairfax is a nice place to take a trail walk in the woods. Trying to picnic here was difficult because of all the bees. It is a great place to attend dog agility.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband & I frequently take walks on Lake Fairfax Park's various trails. Trail markings are terrible but if you download AllTrails, you can find your way around the park easily. The varied terrain keeps our visits interesting. It's also fun to stop awhile &...More

Thank Maura5
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Big (476 acres) park next to Reston with plenty of well-shaded picnic tables and grills. One of few places in the area with camping sites. Kids like to play in the water park and in lake and creeks. Numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking...More

Thank jimrva
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is nice to have a nearby park for walking and just enjoying nature this time of year. We are constantly amazed that so close to the hustle I'd D.C. That we can find some places to just relax and see others doing the same.

Thank guitartraveler60
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The most obvious thing in Lake Fairfax is the Water Mine water park. This review isn't ov that as I've only seen it from the outside. Lake Fairfax park is a great recreation spot. There are fishing, camping, soccer fields and a cricket field, but...More

Thank goety911
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Love to come here and meet up with my riding group. We ride the trails with a stop for a picnic lunch. These trails join others that lead into the Cross county Trails and even across Rt. 7 into Great Falls Park.

Thank Dale A
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Really nice park. Free for residents but it costs for non-Fairfax residents. Huge lake with swans, geese, ducks and more. There are peddle boats and fishing possible. Very nice hiking trails. Kids love it

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent park for fall color in fall season and good place for fishing in Summer also water rides are available in summer for kids

Thank John E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's a nice green place with a small lake. ....it has ample space for parking..huge csmpground...beautiful place for barbecue n picnics...it has some covered area for picnic too.....u can find a lot ducks fishes turtles in the lake. ...clean n beautifully maintained

Thank tulika s
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I was not impressed with Lake Fairfax Park and I'm not certain if most of the other glowing reviews here are for the water park, which I did not enter. The lake itself is murky with low visibility and significant algae growth, indicating it's not...More

1  Thank Traveller2010NYC
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When making a reservation do you have to pay ahead?
31 August 2015|
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Response from Reviewer1966 | Reviewed this property |
For Lake Fairfax Park,, one night payment is required at time of reservation. For phone reservations, they only accept Visa or MasterCard. For in-person reservations, they accept Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash. For... More
Hi, My family and I will be camping for the first time next week. We are in need of a camping packing list. What are the must do's? We will be camping with a 5 year old and a 6 year old. Looking for all camping advice. Thanks
14 August 2015|
Response from COBrewer | Reviewed this property |
Lake Fairfax is fairly urban so nix the axe. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Is there a playground?
3 July 2015|
Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a playground, down the hill from the Water Mine.