Explore Burke Lake in Fairfax



4.7 miles

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A full day of adventure awaits you at Burke Lake

Burke Lake Park has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy trail running, hiking, fishing, canoeing, Frisbee golf, or just having a picnic with your family, you can do it all at Burke Lake. Those who want to be active or exercise can run, hike or biket the 4.7 mile trail that circles the entire lake. The path is generally flat and hugs the lake most of the way around.  Be sure to keep an eye open for Bald eagles, Red-tailed hawks, Great Blue herons, Merganser ducks, and many other birds who make the park their home.

During the warmer months you can rent a canoe, play mini golf, ride a small train, or take children to the playground. Picnic tables are located throughout the park and around the lake for those who would like to eat. They even have a campground if you'd like to stay a few days.

Burke Lake Park is a wonderful place to get out and explore any time of the year.

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Known for

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area



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Good fishing

Can always count on Burke Lake for an easy day of bass fishing. Its a scenic area, too, so you can go for a nice walk around the lake itself.

A lovely day

Just visited Burke Lake for my first time. I can see why people flock to this lake for enjoyment. The trail around the lake is fantastic for walking, running, and biking. There are watercraft rentals available for spending the day on the lake. And there's plenty of space for a picnic and other outdoor recreation. Kudos to Fairfax County for this gem of a park.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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