The Water Mine is adjacent to Lake Fairfax Park, which features a 20-acre lake with a carousel, picnic areas, campgrounds and athletic fields. A new marina complex opened in 2007 offering pedal boat and canoe rentals, as well as tour boat rides.
LocationLake Fairfax Drive
Admission$13.50 - Over 48" tall
$11.25 - Under 48" tall
2 years old and under – FREE
$8.00 - After 5 p.m.
$7.00 - Chaperone Fee
Admission to the Water Mine includes unlimited rides on Lake Fairfax's carousel and tour boat.
HoursOpen Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Hours are variable, see the schedule here.
Tips for Visiting the Water Mine
- The Water Mine is the busiest on the weekends and mid day. To avoid lines, arrive by 10 a.m., between 2 and 3 p.m. or after 5 p.m.
- You may bring your own food or purchase pizza and snacks.
- Changing rooms and lockers are available.
- Swim wear is required at all times.