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Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Reston
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lake Fairfax Park is easily accessible by car and has lots of parking space, but we walked to it from Reston town centre via the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail. There is an unmarked footpath going from the corner of a turning circle at the end of Michael Faraday Drive (which you cross going east/left from Reston). When you... More

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Reston, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it has water park (but i am not fan of swimming with so many kids that it feels like a DC metro during pick hours). It has a lake and you can fish there but can't swim in it. The park has many sport fields, trails, and RV and camping site. You can easily spend an hour or two hiking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This park, not only offers a lot, but it pretty much has something for every walk of life.. no matter what you enjoy, or your age... REALLY!!! TOTALLY!!!!! WE HAD A BLAST!! PPL WHO RAN & WORKED THERE ROCKED!! WE WILL ALL BE BACK. WE FOUND OUR PLACE.

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Mid Florida, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We recently spent the morning at the park, mostly at the Watermine Swimming Hole part. Kids two and under were free, and kids 3 and up paid based on their height. Adults had a flat rate. We got there right at park opening and waited in line a good thirty minutes, so by the time we got into the park,... More

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Williston, North Dakota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We recently had our annual company family picnic at Lake Fairfax and we were extremely unhappy. The site itself was nice and green and shady but had not been cleaned well at all, just looked trashy. But the biggest issue was the water park. We had reserved 48 entries and were told multiple times, right up to the day before,... More

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Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I live just couple of miles away from this park. Its a pretty good park to spend several hours. Parking is ample in several different areas. There is a marina, a boardwalk, a carousel, skate park, huge picnic ground, a water park (water mine), few multipurpose fields, soccer fields..etc. So, plenty of stuff to do if you are up for... More

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Wash DC
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live not too far from Lake Fairfax and enjoy the single track trails in there for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. The trails are not very well marked, but I think there are some on-line maps available. You can use Lake Fairfax as a way to connect to the Cross County Trail (head towards Great Falls by crossing... More

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Wiehle, VA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's in a good location and has nice picnic areas an a good hiking trail. Watch the weather though... some parts flood easily and can stay that way for days afterward...

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Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lake Fairfax Park is a beautiful area close to Reston, Virginia (Fairfax County). There are picnic areas with grills, playing fields of all kinds (cricket, anyone?), hiking trails, a carousel, and during the summer, the water park. The area is a very popular place on the weekends. Very safe and clean. You will need a car to get there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We love bringing the family to this lake. There's an easy trail around it, and it's beautiful to sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Free and ample parking. Enjoy a lunch picnic at one of the tables by the lake.

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