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Address: Burke, VA
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Private area of tranquility

This lake is a benefit for the community of Burke. The walk round the lake is 1.5 miles on a prepared track. There are turtles and frogs in the lake, together with a resident... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger P
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108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is a benefit for the community of Burke. The walk round the lake is 1.5 miles on a prepared track. There are turtles and frogs in the lake, together with a resident Heron. There are play parks for the children.

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Thank Roger P
Washington, DC
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What Lake Braddock lacks in size and remoteness it makes up for with convenience. Nested in the middle of suburban Washington DC is a small lake (or super-sized pond) that allows you to experience a touch of nature without having to drive an extended distance to enjoy it. This access does have a few downsides. You can still hear the... More 

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Thank LuckyMan66
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When my family and I lived near Lake Braddock, I took my daughters fishing there. They had a great time. So did I. They had the biggest smile on their face. The date is a bit off but it's the closest date to our trip.

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Thank virgil802015
Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great place to take a walk, a run or spend time with your pet and clear your head. Very diverse community with playgrounds, a pier and allows for small boats. The lake is for locals - not a destination.

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Thank Bridget J
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Collect your thoughts while walking around the lake taking in all that nature has to offer. Many types of birds to watch and flora and fauna abound.

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Thank Jeanne L
Burke, Virginia
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small little "lake" is actually drainage for the community. Nice walking path around it was often crowded. Better to drive a few more miles to Burke Lake.

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Thank VAEllen
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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301 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I always enjoy the walk about the lake, somewhere around 5 miles in mostly shade. Full sun when you go across the dam. Most of the trail is well packed dirt however some is blacktop near the fishing area. Nice minature golf plus train and merry go round for children. It is possible to rent a boat at the marina.

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Thank maevans70
Fairfax, Virginia, Usa
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107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to visit and hang out with friends. A nice quiet atmosphere and peaceful setting.

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Thank Kevin T
Burke, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I trained for our pilgrimage/hike on the Camino de Santiago in Burke Lake Park. The walk around the lake on a well -used path is a bit challenging, but the weekday peace and quiet are worth the visit. In the summer, weekends can be very hectic, with lots of picknickers, trail runners etc. Even though it's not... More 

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Thank hiwaycruiser
Burke, Virginia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Love to walk around it, with or without a dog. Well kept, since this belongs to the Lake Braddock HOA; for people measuring the length of the parh around the lake it is 1.5 miles and indicated on the path. Lots of geese at times.

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Thank TravellerSept2015

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