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Burke Lake Park

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Trains, Geocaches, and More

A couple of us came here to fulfill a Geocaching challenge this month. This has been a great place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaithersburg, United States
Many return trips

I've camped here, hiked here, caroseled here, trained here,kids events here, porta pottied here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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“frisbee golf”(21 reviews)
“train ride”(15 reviews)
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7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of us came here to fulfill a Geocaching challenge this month. This has been a great place for hikes and walks, amongst other things (like Frisbee golf). Great trails and paths all around the lake to boot!

Thank 576anandaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've camped here, hiked here, caroseled here, trained here,kids events here, porta pottied here. Great place!

Thank Stevezappo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't expect to find such a wonderful park outside of Washington, D.C. We don't live there and didn't realize so many small parks exist. Something about this place really resonated with me. Maybe it was the setting of the lake surrounded by the woods,...More

Thank bernie6214
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very nice park with a log of trails and places to seat around the water. There is very cool train for kids and adults to enjoy, carousel and large playground. Parking ais large enough to accomodate a lot of cars. Boat ride is very peaceful!...More

2  Thank RiadG2
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed running this trail. Wish I'd realized sooner this hidden gem was so close to me. Enjoyed the fitness stations and beautiful lake and scenery along the way.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Both my host and I took a morning walk through this park. A nice four kms walk it was. Very beautiful lake and park

Thank Arunverma
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of the lake while you run and/or walk along the trail. Multiple jungle gyms, fitness course, picnic areas, boat rentals and even a train. Well groomed and mostly flat.

1  Thank tlhopson
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to this park for 40 years. Great place to fish. Ride a boat. Play golf. Mini golf too. Train ride for kids. Carosel horses. Open fields. Frisbee golf also

4  Thank YouShouldKnowBetter
Reviewed May 11, 2018

There are lots of possible activities of interest to a huge span of ages at this recreation area and lake in Fairfax County, VA. It is free to county residents, and $10 per car for others. There are paths to walk or run (dogs are...More

1  Thank KAPAtl
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a wonderful park in the fall or spring to get out and enjoy nature. There are a few rides for the little ones and great hiking trails around the lake. Fairfax County residence get in without charge. Take a picnic lunch with you...More

Thank Nashna
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MiMi N
September 11, 2016|
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Response from 1Carmen2016 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to rent boats within the park. Boats operate on a battery.
July 27, 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
Roseanna V
October 26, 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.