Burke Lake

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Burke Lake
Burke Lake Park (14181898648).jpg
The shore of Burke Lake
Location Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates 38°45′18″N 77°17′46″W / 38.755114°N 77.296096°W / 38.755114; -77.296096Coordinates: 38°45′18″N 77°17′46″W / 38.755114°N 77.296096°W / 38.755114; -77.296096
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).

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