Courtesy of Franklin Park
Courtesy of Franklin Park

Fishing Holes

People of all ages will want to take part in summer’s great pastime—fishing. Take a step outside for a reeling good time at these local spots.

Franklin Park
Located in western Loudoun County, Franklin Park offers fishers a gorgeous 203-acre view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this catch-and-release pond. / Purcellville; free
>Drive time: 1 hr.

Burke Lake Park
Featuring one of the biggest stocks of large bass, walleye, muskellunge and catfish in Northern Virginia, Burke Lake is great for family-friendly fishing. Other activities include hiking and mini-golf. / Fairfax Station; $5-$40 entrance fee; free to Fairfax County residents
Drive time: 30 min.

Prince William Forest Park
Featuring 18 miles of streams and two spots on the Quantico Creek Watershed for fishing, this park also allows for occasional beaver and otter sightings. It’s Northern Virginia’s best kept secret. / Manassas; $3-$5 per person
Drive time: 35-40 min.

Riverbend Park
Serious anglers and families can fish on the Potomac River with its many smallmouth bass, sunfish and catfish. Besides fishing, the park offers riverside views of the many islands in the Potomac River. / Great Falls; $6 for rod/reel rental
Drive time: 35-40 min.

2015 Summer Guide 

(July 2015)