Lake Fairfax Park

Reston, Virginia

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Lake Fairfax Park’s 476 wooded and open acres are tucked away in a unique, high-end planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Reston was conceived as a spacious urban area with a rural feel, complete with protected parks and greenery. Planners in the 1960s could never have predicted the high-tech boom that has flooded Northern Virginia with dense traffic and urban sprawl; nevertheless, their foresight has preserved the forested environment that made Reston so desirable. Lake Fairfax is located near I-495, I-66, and VA 7, but you’d never know it as you drive down the wooded approach off Baron Cameron Avenue.
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by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

Lake Fairfax Park’s 476 wooded and open acres are tucked away in a unique, high-end planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Reston was conceived as a spacious urban area with a rural feel, complete with protected parks and greenery.

Planners in the 1960s could never have predicted the high-tech boom that has flooded Northern Virginia with dense traffic and urban sprawl; nevertheless, their foresight has preserved the forested environment that made Reston so desirable. Lake Fairfax is located near I-495, I-66, and VA 7, but you’d never know it as you drive down the wooded approach off Baron Cameron Avenue.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Reston
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Fairfax Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/13/2009
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Beautiful, nice trails, flush toilets, no hot water, sites a bit close, but not bad. Trails have nice views and lot's of elevation change. Drive along skyline very nice with great views.


9/16/2006
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The campground is in a nice area of the park, with numerous hiking trails and streams nearby. The campground is pretty simple with its layout, but does not have showers. Good for seeing wildlife, I have seen black bears on every camping trip that I have made in Matthews Arm area of Shenandoah National Park.



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