Excellent campground and park for families. Swimming, biking, and hiking.
This place is right near my house yet it still feels like youre out in the open
I lived in this area on and off for the past 20 years and I recently found this camping area. I have visited this state run park countless times for all the different activities, golf, fishing, boat rentals, bike/hike trail, exercise course, playgrounds they even have a mini train ride that goes around part of the park.
The reason I did not know of the camping spot is because the camping area is located in the very back corner away from all the activity spots. The camping area is 2 small loops where I think maybe 40 sites are available. The camping spots are primitive no running water or electricity at your campsite but they do have communal bath house with water, restrooms and showers.
FYI this park is located in the middle of suburbia in Burke Va.
I visited this park to go for a run while I was visiting DC. The trail around the lake is a bit under 5 miles, but it's all trail. There is almost no elevation gain, and it is not very technically rigorous. The park is definitely more geared toward day use than overnight camping, though there is a small camping area that has pretty good facilities. Watch out for XC runners in the fall though-- they have a course at the park that gets used for races on Saturdays in the fall.
Located close to George Mason University, host to many high school cross country meets, this park has a beautiful lake with a 5-mile gravel walking/running/biking trail around the lake's perimeter. You are not supposed to swim in the lake but you can take out boats (there is a boat launch). Campgrounds are nice, located in the woods along the lake and have access to decent bathrooms. Recommend for a quick weekend away and for kids!
Great place for a quick night out camping in an easy to get to location. If you are looking for seclusion this is not the place for you but if you just want a quick night out camping at the last minute, this is a good choice.