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Lake Accotink Park

7500 Accotnik Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150
703-569-0285
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
Description: Outside D.C. in Northern Virginia. Tour boat rides, pedal boat rentals, carousel, beach front, playground equipment, hiking trails, snack bar, etc.
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Close to town, good walking trains, boat rentals, and free entrance. If you want to take the kids out for a day, it's great. I wouldn't drive for hours to get there as it isn't worth the trip. But for a local park its good for a day's outing.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were married yesterday at Lake Accotink. The Park Service Rangers and workers were very helpful and accommodating. After the service and while the caterers were setting up, guests took walks, played mini-golf, played on the beach and road the merry-go-round. It was a perfect day and it appeared that everyone had a great time. Thank you.

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Springfield, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hiking trails are great fun, but the rest of the part leaves much to be desired. It always seems to be messy and out of sorts. It is a public park, so I can't expect it to be the Shangri la of parks. I would not dare go into the water, let alone let my dog drink out of it.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There's nothing wrong with this park. If you live in Springfield or Burke it's a nice enough community park with a pretty lake, picnic area, carousel and running/biking trails. I used to work near this park and would come to walk during my lunch break. My only concern was that the park was relatively empty at this time and sometimes... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice little park for children of all ages. Pretty lake with boats to rent. Nice play ground and a Merry-go-round.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

I lived near this park for about 3 years. It is my place to go running, and the trails allowed me to go several miles and to loop around the park for longer runs. The mixed improved/unimproved trails around the park get quite wet/muddy after the rain but are passable. The marina and play areas are ok, my 4-5 year... More

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Alexandria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Nice quiet area for a run, walk, hike around the lake. Haven't used the facilities yet, so I can't rate them.

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Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Open year-round, Lake Accotink has many additional attractions available in the warmer months. A working antique carousel, boat rentals, miniature golf, classes/activities (sponsored by Fairfax County) for all ages, and several dog-friendly events. Aside from that, there are several well-maintained trails within the Park, that are available to walkers and bikers throughout the year ... free of charge. However, be... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Carousel is fun for small children. There's a putt-putt course integrated with the carousel too. Lake Accotink is a small lake but you can rent a canoe or row boat or a paddle boat. It has a nice roughly 3.5 mile trail around the lake. Part of the trail leaves the park and you have to up the sidewalk past... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lake Accotink Park is part of the extensive and varied Fairfax County Park system. My grandchildren live in the Cardinal Forest area which has trail access to this wonderful local park. After extensive work on the lake last year it's fully functional for kyaking and canoeing. They also rent those paddle boats. Marina area can get noisy since the adjacent... More

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