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Burke Lake

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Burke Lake

Burke Lake
The shore of Burke Lake
Location Fairfax County, Virginia
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States

Burke Lake is a 218 acres (88 ha) freshwater reservoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It is contained within Burke Lake Park, a Fairfax County public park owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). Burke Lake is formed by a dam on South Run, a tributary stream of the Potomac River.

Fairfax County permits visitors to use the lake for fishing, electric-motor, and paddle/row boating. The lake has 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of fishing shoreline, three fishing bulkheads at the state game area, a fishing pier, a public & marina & public launch ramps, and a boat launching dock. Both the fishing bulkheads and the fishing pier are accessible to persons with disabilities. Swimming is prohibited. A 4.68-mile (7.53 km) trail surrounds the lake starting at the marina parking lot.

Burke Lake is owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).

See also

External links

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Site for Burke Lake
  • Burke Lake at Wikimapia

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