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    Can you OC at Burke Lake Park? The website says:

    • Do my taxes support Burke Lake Park?Burke Lake Park is supported by both County tax revenue as well as fee based revenue.

    • Does FCPA own the lake?No. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries owns the lake, 50 ft. wide perimeter of the shoreline, and the Fish and Game Parking lot. As part of an agreement, the FCPA and Burke Lake Park are designated stewards of the lake.
    I ask because I received an email on Facebook letting me know that the Fairfax Virginia Federation of Republican Women are having a grassroots rally with Bob McDonnell at this park on 8/30 from 1pm - 4pm. Red, Hot and Blue will be there.

    I figured.....lake, Bob, women, BBQ, OC....what more could you want???


    What's the ruling???

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    Looks like there may have been an open carry event held there before....but I would like to know for sure...

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    Open carry is allowed, and there was an open carry picnic there a couple of years ago. The one rule that seems to be enforced without fail is the parking lot by the Game and Fish boat ramp is reserved for those that are fishing in the lake. There are plenty of signs posted that say other uses of the parking lots are not allowed and if caught you will be ticketed, and the State has won in court.

    Go to the event if you like, just don't park in that area.



    http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing...p;section=news



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    The park itself is FCPA, preemption applies.

    The lake itself is owned by DGIF but is jointly maintained by FCPA and DGIF.

    Open Carry is 100% good to go. We've had a few OC picnics there already.

    Since it's so local to me, I have no reason not to go.

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    Lake Burke is owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), the surrounding park land comprising Burke Lake Park is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA).

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelake/
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    There are lots of places to park. Follow signs to the "Fitness Course" I believe it is and there will be a very large, open parking lot right next to the amphitheater and very close to the lake.

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    Anyone planning on going?

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    nova wrote:
    Anyone planning on going?
    I'm going to go as long as the weather looks ok.

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    richarcm wrote:
    nova wrote:
    Anyone planning on going?
    I'm going to go as long as the weather looks ok.
    I might go if the weather is nice. It looks kind of iffy right now.

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    fairfax1 wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    nova wrote:
    Anyone planning on going?
    I'm going to go as long as the weather looks ok.
    I might go if the weather is nice. It looks kind of iffy right now.
    That's what I figure I'll do as well.

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    nova wrote:
    fairfax1 wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    nova wrote:
    Anyone planning on going?
    I'm going to go as long as the weather looks ok.
    I might go if the weather is nice. It looks kind of iffy right now.
    That's what I figure I'll do as well.
    maybe
    Carry On.

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    richarcm wrote:
    the Fairfax Virginia Federation of Republican Women are having a grassroots rally
    oops.. I am not goin
    Carry On.

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    ed wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    the Fairfax Virginia Federation of Republican Women are having a grassroots rally
    oops.. I am not goin
    Scared of gettin' the cooties???

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    2x

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    weather's looking good.

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