Located in Fairfax Station, Fountainhead Regional Park offers access to the over 5,000 acres of the Occoquan Reservoir. Water access allows for private boat launch as well as canoe, kayak and jon boat rentals.
With a public boat launch, Pohick Bay allows visitors to access the Potomac River 25 miles south of the nations capital. With a variety of fish and wildlife in the park, a day on the water will offer many sights and sounds. The park also offers canoe, kayak and jon boat rentals.
A public boat launch at the North end of the park allows for access to the Upper Potomac River. Boaters can spend the day fishing around the many small islands that dot the upper stretch of the river.
A 24-hour boat launch in the park gives anglers all-day access to the waters of Burke Lake. The lake offers a variety of species of fish including largemouth bass, perch, blue catfish, muskie and walleye. The park also includes jon boat rentals and handicap accessible fishing piers.
Located off Braddock Road in Springfield, the main stream to the north of Lake Accotink Park is stocked annually with rainbow trout by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Easily accessed from the shore, Lake Fairfax in Reston offers some of the best trout fishing in the spring. Trout are stocked every two weeks from February to April. There is a six fish limit on trout.
Although a small pond, the docks at the nature center make it a great place to teach kids some of the fishing basics. The pond is full of wildlife both in and out of the water. All fish are catch-and-release.
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Located upstream from Fountainhead Regional Park, Bull Run Marina in Clifton offers a boat launch to access the 5,000 acre Occoquan Reservoir. Those wishing to launch their boats at Bull Run must purchase a season pass and gate key from Fountainhead Regional Park.
With access to the Occoquan River, Occoquan Regional Park is located adjacent to the historic town of Occoquan. The park allows both private boats as well as offers daily kayak rentals. The river is also fishable from many spots along the bank.
Offering free youth fishing clinics in the summer, Locust Shade Park in Quantico is the perfect place for any kid to catch their first fish. The eight acre pond is stocked with trout and catfish and can be easily fished from the bank.
With boat bait and boat rentals available at the marina, all you need to do is show up with your poles. Sitting directly on the Occoquan Reservoir, fishing is available on boats or by various spots on the banks surrounding the marina.
The catch-and-release pond inside the park offers kids a great opportunity to experience fishing. Located in Purcellville, Franklin Park offers Friday fishing classes for kids.
In early 2014, the City of Fairfax sold the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir to the Loudoun Water Authority and will be closed until late 2018.
The 70-acre park has a number of natural streams running through it. All streams are accessible by the shore, and there are no boat launches in the park.
With a number of streams running through he 96 acre park, Glencarlyn Park is a great place to escape for an afternoon of fishing. There are no boat rentals, and all the streams are accessible by the shore.
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