Browse Fairfax County's many outdoor activities, from hiking and biking trails to zip lining and quiet park areas. Plus, camping, boating, fishing and more!
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Boating & Fishing
Boating & Fishing

FISHING SPOTS & WATER ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFAX COUNTY

While Fairfax County is part of the larger metropolitan area of Northern Virginia, there's a vast amount of green space and waterways in the region. Visitors may be surprised at the number of lakefront parks, water activities and fishing beds in the Washington, DC area. From lakes, ponds, rivers and waterparks, you absolutely won't want to forget your bathing suit or fishing poles on your next vacation to Northern Virginia.

One popular activity that has taken off in Fairfax County is stand-up paddle boarding. Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton offers paddle board rentals so that curious minded adventurers can try this new sport. Read more about paddle boarding here and get information on rentals at Pohick's website.

Read on to find some of the best places to go boating and fishing in Fairfax County.

Looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure in Northern Virginia? Then check out our Outdoor Adventure Getaway itinerary that includes outdoor activities and destinations. These getaway ideas are perfect for either someone looking for extreme adventure or if you are someone looking to leisurely enjoy the great outdoors.


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