The 888-acre Burke Lake Park is dominated by Lake Burke. Vesper Island, located within the lake, is maintained by the state as a refuge. For wildlife watchers, there is a 4.5 mile trail that circles the lake where a variety of waterfowl may be observed during the winter. Bald eagles can be seen around the lake and there is also a bluebird trail.
Note: To access the lake, a Restore the Wild Membership, Virginia hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.
Physical Address: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
From Previous Site on the Bull Run Loop of VBWT:
From Hemlock Overlook, travel east on Rt. 615/Yates Ford Road for 1.8 miles to Rt. 645/Clifton Road; turn right (south) on Clifton Road and drive for 3.8 miles to SR 123/Ox Road. Proceed South on SR 123 for 0.5 miles to the entrance to Burke Lake on the left.
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- Site Contact: (703) 323-6600 x202, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Access: Park: Free (residents), $10 (non-residents, weekends and holidays), April-October. Lake: Restore the Wild Membership, hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.
Birds Recently Seen at Burke Lake Park (as reported to eBird)
- Canada Goose
- Northern Shoveler
- Ring-necked Duck
- Lesser Scaup
- Hooded Merganser
- Ruddy Duck
- American Coot
Seasonal Bird Observations
- Bike Trails
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch
- Canoe/Kayak Rentals
- Boat Ramp