Lake Fairfax Park

     


Reston, Virginia
Phone: (703) 471-5414

Sites: 136
Avg. Rate: $37

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Latitude: 38.9622952915576
Longitude: -77.3206830024719

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 20
  • Average 5
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 4

37 Reviews

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R and M

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 10 nights while a major new sewer line was being installed by the Fairfax County construction team. This is designed to ensure the blockages referred to in a recent post are a thing of the past. The only major drawback with this park is the lack of water at each site. However we conserve water by showering at the individual bathrooms which are new, large, warm and of the highest quality. The park is busy on Friday afternoon through to Sunday morning. The lack of water at the sites, no full hook-ups and lack of seasonals, means the park is relatively quiet during the week. Most campers are either visiting family in the area or using the park as a base to visit Washington DC. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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BasilFawlty

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautifully situated only 1.5 miles from DC Metro Station Wiehle. Large park. Great for big rigs. Toilets/showers very clean and spacious. No WiFi at all but good Verizon LTE coverage. Government run multi use park. Skate board facility near the entrance of the main camp ground so I would recommend a site on the back end. Great place to stay for exploring all the attractions in town. No water or sewer hookups at that site but easy access. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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rollingredwood

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Total sites shown includes lots of tent sites. About 40 sites for RV. Fill your tanks at a central spigot, and dump when necessary at the station. Spacious sites (gravel, and 1/2 are level, other 1/2 not level) have electrical pedestals only. The park is clean, quiet, and about as close to Washington tourist attractions as you're likely to find. Price shown is with senior discount, and county resident discount. This park is not run by RV'ers as indicated by the following. Time to dump. We went to the dump station, connected and pulled the dump valve. Sewage all over. On calling the office, was told "Oh yes, I heard this morning when I came to work there was a problem." She had known since 8 AM of a sewage stoppage, and others knew before, but no-one had posted a sign. We had no indication of a problem, as we were the first to dump that AM, and the sewer pipes had drained slowly overnight. Reinforces the adage: " You don't get anything you don't pay for." My numeric rating reflects this event. Otherwise would have been an eight. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Judy H.

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time here and we used this park to visit DC. It's very convenient and easy to get into town. Park is heavily used by locals. We stayed on site 9, good satellite access is on the right side of loop A. Lots of trails and good walking. Restrooms have shower and toilets in each. I would stay there rather than Cherry Hill if I did not need water/sewer. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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User3064

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This was my second time here. About 42 RV sites, 6 group camping sites and about 50 tent sites. Electric only. But they do have a very nice bath house with water and a dump station. If you do camp here and have a satellite dish, request a site on the right side of the 'A' loop campground as you enter it. A better shot at the southern sky. I didn't and could not get my dish to work. However, I had a Turk Amplified Portable Antenna as a backup. I was then able to get about 40 TV stations. I walked the 2.6 mile round trip to the new Wiehle Ave. metro station. Very nice. There are trails that you can walk through the park to get to Sunset Hills Drive, then Wiehle Ave. via the W&OD Trail. But you need a park map or you will end up on a side trail and in a residential area. Don't ask me how I know. We tried fishing in the lake but there was too much hydrangea. We caught nothing but 'seaweed' so we returned to the camp site shortly after we arrived. On the whole this is a nice park. At $43 in an urban area I think that is an OK price. There is a water park, swimming, hiking, skate board park, fishing, and camping. The only things I didn't like were that the camp office only has ice and wood, There is no camp store. That and the poorly marked trails. But for a place close by to just get away to, Lake Fairfax Park is a nice campground. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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katfisch

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large, beautiful county park in the middle of the high-tech Reston area with dozens of fine restaurants and shopping within a mile or two. Large, level grass & gravel sites, picnic table, and fire ring. The county park itself has a skateboard park (we were close to the park but the noise didn't bother us at all), water park (extra fee), many nice trails through the woods for hiking/biking, sports fields (active every day with soccer and other sports), and more. Very large and clean showers/bathrooms. Would probably rate it a 9 or 10 if they offered water/sewer. The fresh water fill and the dump station are on opposite sides of the road near the bathhouse. The new Metrorail station in Reston opens in July 2014 and is only a mile or two from the park, giving easy train access to DC sightseeing. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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User3491

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very spacious and clean. If you are not a county resident, the park is very expensive. Easy to get to considering the traffic in the Washington area. Brand new bath house with restrooms. Water is available at a faucet at the camp host site. We stayed 4 nights including a weekend. Park was almost empty on weekdays and full of several big rigs, fifth wheels but mostly tent campers and Boy Scouts on the weekend. Everybody had fires and it was smoky. Nice hiking paths. We would stay here again if we have business in the area. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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Liz Carmel

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a good location about 25 miles from Washington, D.C. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bathrooms and showers are brand new and very nice and clean. There are a lot of trails to walk on around the lake. I would stay here again. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful campground, close to Washington, D.C., to be ruined by management's decision to put a skateboard park at the edge of the camp. Gone is the quiet serenity in the woods while you sit in your lawn chair. Swish, bang, slide all day long. Wow! They even have lights for nighttime skateboarding. Forget those peaceful evenings too. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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PACEARROW

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place for staying to visit family. Office is hard to find it is the circular state park building near entrance,not at campground. Dump station no sewer, water and electric, no Wi-Fi. Office let me pick my own site and call them, as camp is about one mile from office and water park. Well kept and entrance stays open at night. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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PRG

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is also listed in Fairfax. Reston is the actual address but it is in Fairfax County. We stayed here to be near family and it was very convenient. The rate is high considering you only have electric. We have no complaints about our stay. Park staff was friendly and campsite was clean and neat. Will stay here again when we come back to visit family. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motts

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were quoted $42.00 per night and were charged $45.00 per night when we arrived. The showers are horrible. They are extremely small with mold and mildew plus there are no shelves or hooks. The dressing area is a common area with no privacy. Drainage is a problem. I dressed in puddles and my husband (in the men's room) waded in ankle deep, soap scum water to pull hair out of the drain. But the worst experience was the rude park patrol. During dinner the park patrol insisted that we move our guest's car out of the camping area immediately. He did not care that we had gotten permission from the park office for our guest's car (that was parked on our pad with no obstruction issues). Our guests left without even finishing dinner. I will never ever use this park again. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Travel Trailer.

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eaglessoc

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Great public park in suburban Reston. Easy access off 7100 parkway. Probably the closest campground to D.C. Train/subway station is approximately 7 miles away. Interior roads are mostly paved with gravel and grass sites. Some sites are open and a few sites are heavily treed. Satellite TV reception was no problem on open sites and Verizon Wireless signal was strong. 50 amp sites are mostly level. Some of the 30 amp sites have some slope to them. There is a central dump and water station. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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User424

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park which is only about 1/2 hour from DC. It is in a very well-kept city park of many acres of woods, with playgrounds, nice-sized swimming pool/ water park. There are no water or sewer hookups, but potable water is available on the way in. There are many big rigs here in pull-through sites. The bathhouses are close by and clean. We would recommend this to anyone wanting to access the DC area conveniently. Shopping is a block away. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Travel Trailer.

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L'Andante

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

After selling our house, we moved here for the last two weeks before retirement, because it was the campground nearest to work. In the middle of a large county park, the park itself offers fishing and canoeing, picnic grounds, lots of ball fields (all in use each day/evening), and a water park. Wildlife is abundant and highly visible, walking right through one's site. As lively as the overall park is, the campground itself is quiet and deliciously dark after the ball fields close. However, while pleasantly situated, with large sites, this campground is outrageously overpriced for what is offered (no discounts!). Electric only at each site, only one car allowed (overflow parking near entrance). Had to leave the park for supplies of any sort. Luckily for your pocketbook, maximum stay is 14 days. If we are ever back in Northern Virginia, we would still stay here, but only for a couple of days, purely because of the cost. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

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