Virginia State Parks & Fairfax County Parks

Nature & Outdoors

Fairfax County Parks

Fairfax County Parks offer visitors and travelers a chance to see nature like never before. The natural landscape offers an incredible view for all to enjoy. Fairfax County Parks offer a plethora of activities for both the active and leisure traveler, as well as for families of all sizes.

Try hitting the waters by renting a canoe or kayak at one of the several boat rental shops. Sleep under the stars or by a warm campfire at one of the local camping sites. Hike and bike on one of the nature trails and get a glimpse of the all the lively wildlife. Take part in history and visit Freedom Hill Park, which was part of the original Defenses of Washington.

Explore Nature and the Great Outdoors in Fairfax County!


  • Bull Run Marina

    12619 Old Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124

    Located on the waters of the Occoquan Reservoir, Bull Run Marina is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's 5,000 acres of preserved Bull Run-Occoquan Stream Valley land. The water at …

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  • Bull Run Park in Fairfax County

    Bull Run Regional Park

    7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA 20121

    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 spri…

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  • Burke Lake

    7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039

    A 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse with snack bar and drivin…

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  • Clemyjontri

    Clemyjontri Park

    6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

    At Clemyjontri Park children of all abilities can play side-by-side.  This special playground is a place where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces or who have sensory or developmental disa…

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  • Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

    High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

    The refuge is part of the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It was established in 1969 to protect bald eagle nesting, feeding, and roosting habitat. Today, the 2,276-acre refuge encompas…

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  • Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

    5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

    Located in western Fairfax County, this park was established to preserve large areas of open space, protect natural and cultural features and provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for t…

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  • Fountainhead Regional Park

    10878 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

    Fountainhead Park offers commanding views of the Occoquan, great fishing and boating, mountain biking, access to the 17-mile Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, kayak tours and rentals, and much more. The park a…

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  • Freedom Hill Park

    8531 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22182

    "Fort Freedom Hill” in Vienna, Virginia, was a fortified position and part of the original Defenses of Washington. These locations surrounded the nation's capital and was part of a complex system of C…

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    Great Falls National Park

    9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    For a peaceful hike, a family outing, an exploration of the area’s rich history, or all of the above, the 800-acre Great Falls Park is a can’t miss. The Great Falls National Park features extraordinar…

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  • Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

    Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

    13220 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124

    Hemlock Overlook Regional Park serves as an Outdoor Education Center operated by Adventure Links, an ACA Accredited camp, in cooperation with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. The facili…

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  • Hidden Pond Nature Center

    Hidden Pond Nature Center

    8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield, VA 22152

    The nature center, which is accessible to everyone, features exhibits and live displays which orient you to the park and the natural world of Fairfax County.

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  • Huntley Meadows Park

    3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306

    Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park in Fairfax County, contains 1,425 acres of diverse habitat including wetlands, meadows and mature forest. Some of the best wildlife watching in the Washington ar…

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  • Lake Accotink

    7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield, VA 22150

    Facilities and activities vary by season and include canoe, rowboat and pedal boat rentals, fishing, tour-boat rides, a boat launch, bait and tackle sales, a nine-green double holed miniature golf cou…

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  • Lake Fairfax Park

    1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA 20190

    Lake Fairfax Park's 476 acres include an 18-acre lake, The Water Mine - an outdoor swimming pool enveloped by a lazy river, seasonal fishing, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, party areas, a carousel…

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  • Mason District Park

    6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

    Mason District Park features playing fields, a large natural area, a hiking trail, play ground and tot lot, tennis courts and a refreshment stand.  During the summer months, Mason District hosts Arts …

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