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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (703) 323-6600 x202 charlie.reagle@fairfaxcounty.gov
  • Site Access: Free (residents), $10 (non-residents, weekends and holidays), April-October
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Site CBR05: Burke Lake

Description

Burke Lake dominates this 888-acre park, and fishing dominates Burke Lake. For wildlife watchers, there is a 4.5 mile trail that circles the lake. Vesper Island is maintained by the state as a refuge, and it is not unusual to see bald eagles around the lake due to the park's proximity to Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

Directions

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 right.

Loop Map