BURKE LAKE PARK is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, campgrounds, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, disk golf, an ice cream parlor and snack bar, picnic areas with grills, playgrounds and a miniature golf course. The fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. Directions: Take beltway Exit 54A (Braddock Road) west to left on Burke Lake Road, to left on Ox Road, to park entrance on left.
Edward m. on Lake Accotink Trail
meh, Felt like I was going around in a carousel at kmart. After Fountainhead trails, and the views this was like an armature experience.
It was a good trail. I accidentally took a wrong turn along the way, so it took a little bit longer than anticipated. The trail has an amazing view. It is a wonderful Sunday walk or run. Be cognizant of the turns though, if you aren't paying attention you can easily end up where you didn't expect to be.
Lew E. on Lake Accotink Trail
It was a little challenging to follow the loop trail
Dogs are welcome on a leash. The trail is mostly gravel and rock but outlets into a residential area with sidewalk. The path is mostly very wide and great views of the lake and nature. The lake has hourly paddle boat and canoe rentals, as well as mini golf and a carousel. It was a nice walk that anyone could do.
a nice place to build speed for distance walking. beach area with water fountain and concessions in the summer, restrooms are clean and good parking. if you park off the road at the end of Greeley and take the bridge path down it is a great workout, as the hill getting back is a monster!
Brian C. on Lake Accotink Trail
This is a nice trail with wide unpacked paths and good views however the loop is separated by a 1/3 mile section of street walking with no signs or directions - I had to ask a lady walking her dog about how to find the trail connection :-(
Great trails for walking, running, and biking, and very convenient to major metro area. Don't miss out on the single track trail system west of the dam, which includes many connector trails up to the railroad grade. Restroom facilities and seasonal concessions available at carousel area above dam, and ample parking available just south/below dam, where the Fairfax County's Cross County Trail (CCT) comes into the park. Accotink Lake is a popular venue for Quantico Orienteering Club events (see link) for beginners through advanced orienteers. Check it out!