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Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station

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Burke Lake is a freshwater reservoir in Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It is contained within Burke Lake Park, a Fairfax County public park owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). Burke Lake is formed by a dam on South Run, a tributary stream of the Potomac River.
Fairfax County permits visitors to use the lake for fishing, electric-motor, and paddle/row boating. The lake has of fishing shoreline, three fishing bulkheads at the state game area, a fishing pier, a public & marina & public launch ramps, and a boat launching dock. Both the fishing bulkheads and the fishing pier are accessible to persons with disabilities. Swimming is prohibited. A 4.68mi trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot.
Burke Lake is owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).
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  • We walked around the lake in the winter - still beautiful and enjoyable, especially with the water! Looking forward to visiting other times of the year! 
    We walked around the lake in the winter - still beautiful and enjoyable, especially with the water! Looking forward to visiting other times of the year!  more »
  • Went here to enjoy the great outdoors, park has plenty of area to walk, run, ride bike, park has a beautiful lake. Park has kids playground. We did not paid to enter. I will definitely come back. 
    Went here to enjoy the great outdoors, park has plenty of area to walk, run, ride bike, park has a beautiful lake. Park has kids playground. We did not paid to enter. I will definitely come back.  more »
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  • I’ve recently been to this park which was lot of fun with so many activities for people of different interests. There’s kayaking, canoeing, train ride which sounds fun, workouts on trail, fishing, frisbee golf and of course camping 😀 The best part is it’s free for people residing in Fairfax county. There are many benches around the lake you’ll find during the trail, where you could relax for a bit. We’ve did the 5 mi trail and it was fun.
  • It's a beautiful, peaceful lake park. It is surrounded by various event arenas and spots for picnics. There is a spot with a little playground for kids. The parking is ample and free. Anyone interested in fishing can check this place out. There are so many benches and seating available near the lake. Farther away, there is an open barbecue spot too! There are restrooms near the lake for convenience. It is stroller friendly. Canoeing here can be a fun thing too given the scenic beauty. The park closes at 7 for rentals but you can choose to hang around until later if you have your own stuff or in general. Average time spent here ranges between 2 to 4 hours depending on the activity one is here for. Remember your sunscreens and bug repellants depending on when you are visiting!

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