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Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929
+1 703-323-6600
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Amazing for all ages and activity levels

This is a great park for families and for runners! I love running around the lake, it's such a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrEliza
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NW Indiana
Great location for a cross country meet

This is a great location for a high school cross country meet. We've been here numerous times for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cathy h
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Annandale, Virginia
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“fairfax county” (32 reviews)
“frisbee golf” (20 reviews)
“train ride” (14 reviews)
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7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929
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+1 703-323-6600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park for families and for runners! I love running around the lake, it's such a beautiful and relaxing run. Often I'll start by South Run (which is a closer drive to me) and run to the lake from there. The park...More

Thank ChrEliza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great location for a high school cross country meet. We've been here numerous times for practices, practice meets, and regular meets. A nice, pleasant place to visit. Fairfax county residents do not pay admission. Military members stationed nearby have to show proof...More

Thank cathy h
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Bring a loaf of bread and let the kids feed the ducks off the pier. The train is also a lot of fun for young kids

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Burke Lake is great- lots of activities including frisbee golf, trails, train and merry go round for the young ones plus a putt putt course and of course the 9 hole course for adults. Not enough? How about fishing and boating or kayaking? The Lake...More

Thank Luannand Colin H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

As a new puppy owner I was looking for a great place to introduce my dog to the great outdoors ( beyond the backyard!) - one where I wouldn't have to worry about unleashed dogs, so I decided to give Burke Lake a try since...More

1  Thank M H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came here to ride the carousel, being carousel enthusiasts. What makes this carousel unique is the frame, one of the few King Amusements Co. frames still in existence. I suspect the original horses would have been made of metal; judging from the many scratches...More

Thank Bertram S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a quiet place with hand made lake and planted fish. You can rent boats ( row, canoe, row with motor, paddle) for a cheap price and try your luck with fishing or just enjoy the lake. No swimming allowed. You can take a...More

Thank Kattsvansen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The miniature train is costlier tha the ones at cabin john park and Wheaton Regional Park. but its good. the ice cream parlor with lot of good reviews is not worth it.

Thank Kshitij S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a great place to spend the day. Great trails beautiful views of the lake and well maintained picnic areas. For the younger crowd take a ride on the train and then stop for ice cream. There is an entrance fee for non Fairfax...More

Thank mahpiyapeta
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and escape to Burke Lake all the time. Every season is wonderful. There is a very well trod path going around the lake, about 4.5 miles. Lovely views from all locations. There is a children's playground, putt-putt, children's train, ice cream shop,...More

Thank Linda M
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MiMi N
12 September 2016|
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Response from 1Carmen2016 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to rent boats within the park. Boats operate on a battery.
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keenefx
28 July 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can fish from the pier or boat (rented or your own) at Burke Lake. There's a 24-hour state launch ramp exclusively for anglers near the dam. The Park Authority maintains a ramp and accessible courtesy pier that's... More
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Roseanna V
27 October 2015|
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Response from mvmeltzer | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roseanna, The ice-cream parlor at Burke Lake is open at the following times: Sept 8 - Nov-1 - Weekends only - 11 AM - 6 PM Nov1-April 2016 - Closed. I hope that you find your umbrella.
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