Bull Run's spacious fields accommodate groups by the hundreds, even thousands, for picnics, camping or special events. Bull Run's scenic woodland and trails offer miles of hiking and solitude. In springtime, acres of bluebells and other wildflowers bloom beside a picturesque, meandering stream. A large outdoor pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Disc golf is open year round. A public shooting center, which includes sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble trap and indoor archery, is open year-round.
Burke Lake Park is a public park located in Burke, Virginia, and enclosing Burke Lake. The Fairfax County public park is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). It was built on land that had been purchased by the federal government in the 1950s for an international airport, before the site of Dulles Airport was chosen as a replacement. Many activities and facilities are offered by the park. The Golf Club (at the north entrance on Ox Rd) includes an 18-hole par 3 golf course, a driving range, and a clubhouse with snack bar. The main (middle entrance, $10/veh.) leads to the Ranger Station, camp store, & Nature Center, miniature train, carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, disk golf, horse shoe pits, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas with grills, 3 playgrounds, amphitheater, miniature golf course, camp grounds, miles of trails, and marina. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. The southmost Ox Rd entrance is to a second, public boat launch/ramp. A 4.68-mile (7.53 km) trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot, crossing both launch ramps, and most of the activity areas.
For recreation and fun in western Fairfax, this 476- acre park includes a 20-acre lake with fishing, the Water Mine family Swimmin’ Hole, boat rentals, carousel, athletic fields, picnic shelters and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, campgrounds, trails and a skatepark. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole features tubing on the Rattlesnake Lazy River, a tot pool at Tenderfoot Pond, slides, tunnels, and interactive play features designed for young children. The Water Mine is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Carousel and boat rentals are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and only on weekends and holidays during September and October. The campground, picnic areas, playground, trails and skatepark are open year-round. Virginia State fishing license is required, and sailboats, gasoline and electric-powered boats and swimming are prohibited in the lake.
Limited Wi-Fi Hotspot now available for registered campers! Pohick Bay Regional Park's location allows campers to enjoy the natural beauty of the Mason Neck Peninsula and Pohick Bay as well as the numerous nearby attractions of Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Convenient to Interstate 95, Pohick Bay Regional Park is 11 miles from the Springfield Metro Station, 22 miles from Washington, D.C., and 11 miles from Mount Vernon. Mason Neck State Park, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Gunston Hall Plantation are Pohick Bay's neighbors on the peninsula. Pick up directions to local points of interest at the camp store. A network of trails leads walkers to the waterfront, mini golf and outdoor pool. A one-mile trail connects the family campground to Gunston Hall Plantation, home of George Mason. The camp store has limited groceries and camping supplies including ice, charcoal, lighter fluid and firewood. Comfort stations have hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry. Pohick Bay Regional Park's 1000-acre family campground features 150 shaded sites--100 with electric 30-amp hookups and 50 tent sites. All sites are pull-in and include a grill, fire ring and picnic table. The camp store has limited groceries and camping supplies including ice, charcoal, lighter fluid…