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Lake Fairfax Park

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Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3933
Phone Number: 703-471-5415
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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So much to offer to teh whole family

My wife and I go to Lake Fairfax almost every week. We walk the dog there on the many woodland trails, where we see tons of mountain bikers. When we were younger we camped there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Herndon, Virginia
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Edison, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent park for fall color in fall season and good place for fishing in Summer also water rides are available in summer for kids

Thank John E
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice green place with a small lake. ....it has ample space for parking..huge csmpground...beautiful place for barbecue n picnics...it has some covered area for picnic too.....u can find a lot ducks fishes turtles in the lake. ...clean n beautifully maintained

Thank tulika s
New York
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121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was not impressed with Lake Fairfax Park and I'm not certain if most of the other glowing reviews here are for the water park, which I did not enter. The lake itself is murky with low visibility and significant algae growth, indicating it's not the healthiest of ecosystems. I would not want to go into the water without showering... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wife and I go to Lake Fairfax almost every week. We walk the dog there on the many woodland trails, where we see tons of mountain bikers. When we were younger we camped there a few times a season. We enjoyed meeting folks from all over the world, because the park is used by small international groups touring Washington.... More 

Thank Chris_n_Robin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Visit Lake Fairfax Park nice place x a Sunday with my family. Have a barbacue and restrooms cleans. Family ambient

Thank Eduardo H
Summerville, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great place to camp. Convenient to sight seeing around DC. HAS WATER PARK. Trails. bathroom is private with shower & toilet. Price is higher than we are use to parking. HAS electrical hook up but no water or sewer hook ups.

Thank clumzee
McLean, Virginia
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35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Very beautiful park to have family picnics. Lot of trails with one running around the lake. Last time during our visit saw many anglers as trout fishing season is open. We did an easter egg hunt with our toddler and it was so much fun.

Thank bala2803
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We have been going to Fairlake park for years. Great place to go for a walk, or in the Summer the watermine pool, or out on the lake on rental boats. Plenty of picnic areas if you want to do that. Larger areas can be reserved but lots of stand alone tables.

Thank David M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

It's huge, with lots of things to do! Ball parks, trails, and picnic areas galore. The water is beautiful there. You'll have an awesome time!

Thank Tiffany L
Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A huge family friendly open space with several grounds and play areas as well as games areas. There is a carousel near the Water Mine, nice walkways, camp grounds, fireworks on 4th of July, picnic areas, and just a nice relaxed atmosphere typical of the Reston lifestyle. Families can spend a whole day, playing games, barbecuing at the pits.

Thank Travelwealthynwise

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