Reston, Virginia

Lake Fairfax Park

Reston, Virginia



Reston, Virginia
Phone: (703) 471-5414

Sites: 136
Recent Rate: $45 11/2015

Latitude: 38.9622952915576
Longitude: -77.3206830024719

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 18 months ago and gave it a lower rating, likely because it was our first experience without water and sewer. Now that we're much more experienced (and know what we like), we're much happier with Lake Fairfax Park. Since there's no water and sewer, the bathrooms and showers are very important: they're new and are some of the best we've used... huge, private, and heated. The campground is very pretty, with good-sized sites (important to us) and mature trees interspersed throughout. It's not heavily wooded, so you will see your neighbors. The price sounds high for an electric-only campground, but it's appropriate for the region, and is half the price of the only commercial RV park in the area (where your awning almost touches your neighbor's rig). There are miles of hiking/biking trails in the woods, but watch out for ticks on you and your dogs (the campground is very dog-friendly). The skateboard park was very busy (but closed at dusk while we were there), so I suggest getting a campsite on the other side of the campground. One oddity at the dump station was that the potable water spigot was right next to the sewer dump, while the non-potable (for rinsing sewer hoses, etc.) was further away. I'm not a fan of seeing the potable spigot one foot away from the sewer at a dump station. Due to the excellent location in Northern Virginia, the large sites, and the new bath/shower house, we really enjoyed our stay, and will be back again. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The DC Metrorail station is just a couple miles away, as is the Reston Town Center with lots to do.

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lesashubby

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park could be a 10 but no water or sewer or wi- fi at any sites. No pull thru either yet there is a water park on the grounds. Long drive to camping area and twisty hills for a motor home towing. $40 with senior discount but close to where we had to be and Cherry Hill is just too far and must use I-495 which is always bad. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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rollingredwood

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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R and M

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Judy H.

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
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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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User3491

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Liz Carmel

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $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: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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: April, 2012 - $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: 81
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $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: September, 2010 - $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: 161
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $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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