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Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
+1 703-471-5415
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Heaps to do

Not sure why people rate a free park as "terrible" or "poor", but I thought Lake Fairfax Park was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
Very Disappointed

We came here to ride the carousel, being carousel enthusiasts from out of state. The signs and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bertram S
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
+1 703-471-5415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why people rate a free park as "terrible" or "poor", but I thought Lake Fairfax Park was great and has a lot to offer, including baseball diamonds, picnic areas, walking trails, a skate park, soccer pitches, a lake (duh), a water park (not...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to ride the carousel, being carousel enthusiasts from out of state. The signs and internet say the carousel closes at 6 pm. We arrived at 5:45 pm only to be told they always close at 5:35. And they would not let us...More

Thank Bertram S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Fairfax Park is a beautiful view and very relaxing for those seeking an outdoor quiet place. For those looking to get a good walk in, look elsewhere, though. The paved trail is very short, and the unpaved trail is not very clear. Also, there...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really lovely place, look online and see what activities might suit your fancy: swimming at the water mine pool, boating or fishing in the lake, Merry-Go-Round, camping, picnic areas. Check the hours and prices for each activity. Located next door to Reston...More

1  Thank cindy r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Lake Fairfax Park while visiting relatives who live nearby. The RV camping area was not fancy, but it was a great location for us. The Skatepark looked pretty cool and was not especially busy while we were there. The lakefront was busier,...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great summer time park with easy access from Baron Cameron in Reston. Multiple open picnic areas good for BBQ or pot luck type of family gathering. Multiple activities for kids with easy hiking trails, small rides, streams, lake fishing and paddle boats. Also has WaterMine...More

Thank as2aero
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have not visited this park for a very long time, like at least 4 years, so I cannot give an up to date review. However, the location is great with many lake view spots to enjoy

Thank aylinbener
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went to the park to go to the Watermine and drove around the park. It has a pavilion with BBQ grills, a lake where you can go fishing(get a license first!), picnic grounds and lots of open space for playing. A very nice day.

Thank parcoria
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.

Thank dreamergirl4686
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
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1 September 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
15 August 2015|
Response from COBrewer | Reviewed this property |
Lake Fairfax is fairly urban so nix the axe. Don't forget the sunscreen!
4 July 2015|
Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a playground, down the hill from the Water Mine.