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Lake Fairfax Park

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Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
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+1 703-471-5415
12:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

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Great Close-In Venue for Families to Picnic and/or Camp

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reston, Virginia
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Reston, VA
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78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 & watch the soccer games you can come upon while hiking through the ark. We love... More 

Thank Maura5
Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in large wooded area.

Thank jimrva
Rehweiler, Germany
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reston, VA
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327 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 to me the best part is the extensive web of trails through the forests. Mostly... More 

Thank goety911
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,524 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Edison, New Jersey
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63 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
New York
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138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 the healthiest of ecosystems. I would not want to go into the water without showering... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I go to Lake Fairfax almost every week. We walk the dog there on the many woodland trails, where we see tons of mountain bikers. When we were younger we camped there a few times a season. We enjoyed meeting folks from all over the world, because the park is used by small international groups touring Washington.... More 

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