AÂ 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental,Â camping, aÂ miniature train, a carousel,Â outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, anÂ 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse with snack bar and driving range, disk golf, horse shoe pits, anÂ ice cream parlor,Â picnic areas with grills, 3 playgrounds,Â trails,amphitheater, andÂ miniature golf course.Â Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited.
Lake Burke is owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesÂ (VDGIF), the surrounding park land comprising Burke Lake Park is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA).
Many of the rules and regulations including the operating hours concerning the lake, fishing, the VDGIF public boat launch and parking area are established by the VDGIF and may vary from the rules, regulations and hours established by the FCPA for Burke Lake Park.Â Â The Game Department also owns 50 feet of shore line surrounding the lake and the parking lot/boat ramp that is south of the main park entrance. VDGIF considers Lake Burke to be a fishing lake as it is funded by fees from fishing licenses,Â not a lake for recreational use.Â The VDGIF does allow kayaks as long as the person is actively fishing from their kayak. More information on Burke Lake may be obtained by visiting theVDGIFÂ web page.Â Fishing license informationÂ may also be found at that site.
TheÂ Information CenterÂ is located at the entrance of the park once you pass through the gate, on your right hand side.