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“A Wildlife Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Fairfax Park

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-471-5415
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Reston
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Wildlife Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Come here if you love wildlife but don't need a park that feels isolated. There's a surprising amount of wildlife here in the summer months: five-lined and broadhead skinks, water snakes, bullfrogs, green frogs, three species of turtles, lots of dragonflies. Swallows dip and sway over the lake and occasionally you luck out and hear a belted kingfisher. The meadow offers kingbirds, bluebirds, and great crested flycatchers in the spring.

In the summer months, the picnic grounds can get crowded and there's some noise from the water park as well. It's a good place to go if you are a single woman and don't want to feel isolated.

Visited February 2013
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Bealeton, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“FISHING”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

went here several times enjoying the trout fishing program...one thing to watch for if you bring your wife /GF is when you approach the bank there are snakes in the bushes overhanging the water and they drop in the water...it will scare them. I have NEVER been bitten or hissed at in four + years I've been going there..

Visited April 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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“Nice choice in the community”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice place to walk, ride the carousel ( very old but kids love it), good local camping spot especially with young children

Visited August 2012
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Virginia
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“Great family park in Fairfax County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Lake Fairfax has everything, boats, camping, hiking trails, plenty of sport fields, carousel, camping and the water park. You can definitely find things to do at this park and it is a wonderful space for those summer picnics etc. The restroom facilities have been updated and I would highly recommend a visit to Lake Fairfax.

Visited May 2012
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Nokesville, Virginia, United States
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“Wonderful trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Rode Turkey Trot ride Sunday afater Thanksgiving. I have to say the runners, bike riders and others on the trail were so sensitive to the horses. They were great.

Visited December 2011
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