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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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Don't come here, I don't want it to get crowded

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Reston, VA
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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank Chris_n_Robin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Visit Lake Fairfax Park nice place x a Sunday with my family. Have a barbacue and restrooms cleans. Family ambient

Thank Eduardo H
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Great place to camp. Convenient to sight seeing around DC. HAS WATER PARK. Trails. bathroom is private with shower & toilet. Price is higher than we are use to parking. HAS electrical hook up but no water or sewer hook ups.

Thank clumzee
McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Very beautiful park to have family picnics. Lot of trails with one running around the lake. Last time during our visit saw many anglers as trout fishing season is open. We did an easter egg hunt with our toddler and it was so much fun.

Thank bala2803

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