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“Beautiful setting and lots to do!” 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
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting and lots to do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Lake Fairfax is a lovely place to just walk around the lake and enjoy the views. But, there are also a lot of things to do, from fishing in a well stocked lake to the new skateboarding facility for the younger set.
Great campgrounds and even ballfields.

Wonderful for all-day family outings, or just a leisurely walk and some birding.

Visited September 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“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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55 helpful votes 55 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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“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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