Burke Lake Park

Quick Facts

Burke Lake Park

Virginia

(703) 323-6600

Map Directions

Things To Do

Overview

Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, tourboat rides, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, an ice cream parlor and snack bar, picnic areas with grills, and playgrounds. The new fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Swimming is prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities.

Burke Lake Park welcomes large groups to enjoy its facilities. When you are planning an outing to Burke Lake Park, please call the information office ahead of time. This will help to schedule appropriate staff to make your visit more enjoyable. Large groups that arrive unannounced may overwhelm the scheduled staff, especially if two groups coincide. They are more than happy to discuss options for the use of the specific facilities you plan to use.

Map of Burke Lake Park

Latitude, Longitude: 38.755690, -77.304955

READ MORE

Activities

  • Boating

    Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Inflated boats may be used on the lake, provided they have a minimum of three separate air chambers.

  • Bicycling

    The mostly gravel Burke Lake Loop Trail, which circles the lake, is suitable for biking. This trail is shared with hikers, walkers and joggers.

  • Camping

    Family camping sites are limited to no more than seven people, and no more than two tents. More than seven people or two tents will require an additional camping site. Family camp sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Fishing

    Great Fishing Right here in Fairfax County! "Phenonmenal." That's how the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries describes the Largemouth Bass population at Burke Lake Park. The lake is ranked tops among the state's "small impoundments" in relative stock density of preferred fish, which measures the percentage of the population comprised of big fish at least 15 inches long. The lake also features Walleye, Muskie, Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow and White Perch, and a variety of Sunfish and Bluegill. Virginia residents age 16 and up need a fishing license to try their luck at Burke.

  • Golfing

    Burke Lake Golf is a slightly wooded 18 hole, par 3 course, offering a beautiful setting that is ideal for golfers of all playing abilities. Beginners and seasoned players alike will enjoy the challenge to their short game.

    The clubhouse at Burke Lake provides food service, club and pull cart rentals and a pro shop stocked with just about everything a player might need.

    Burke Lake also has a lighted driving range with 40 hitting stations, a practice bunker and an 8000 sq. ft. putting green. The course is open year round, weather permitting, and range hours vary with the season.

    Private and group lessons are available, as well as an active Junior Golf Program.

    There is also a miniature golf course is located within the park.

  • Hiking

    Just 25 minutes from Washington, D.C., the Burke Lake Loop Trail follows the shoreline 4.7 miles around the lake, with bays jutting out from the main body of water that provide a welcome sense of solitude. Gravel surfaced for most of its length, Burke Lake's loop trail is "a fine choice for either a brisk walk or a run," plus it's also suitable for biking.

    Burke Lake Park boasts one of the 10 best fitness trails in the nation. That's the assessment of the American Hiking Society, after its trail specialists hiked high and low to find top 10 candidates in or near a major metropolitan area (close enough to use before or after work or on lunch hours) with portions that can be completed in 60-90 minutes.

  • Picnicking

    Burke Lake Park offers numerous picnic tables for your enjoyment.

Seasonality/Weather

Spring and fall are generally comfortable with precipitation possible. Summers can be hot and humid with average temperatures in the high 80s and with sudden thunderstorms possible. July and August are the hottest months. Winters can be cold with average temperatures in the winter of 41 F with variable precipitation.

Directions

Driving

From I-95 South Take exit #160 (Route 123 North). The sign will say Woodbridge, Occoquan, and Lakeridge. *Follow 123 North for 7.5 miles to the park entrance on the right. (If you see the golf course then you have gone too far.) *The golf course entrance will be the next right off Ox Road (Route 123), beyond the park entrance.

From the Beltway (495) and From Washington D.C. (395) Take the Braddock Road West exit and travel approximatly 2 miles. Turn left onto Burke Lake Road (at Kings Park Shopping Center). Follow Burke Lake Road for 5 miles. Turn left onto Ox Road (Route 123 South). *The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123). The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

From Route 66 Take the Fairfax County Parkway, Exit 55A (7100 South towards Springfield). Continue on the Fairfax County Parkway for approx 5 miles. Take a right onto Burke Lake Road. At the next light, turn left onto Ox Road (Route 123). *The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123). The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(703) 323-6600

Links