• Year Built
      1927
    • Ownership
      Public
    • Acreage
      800
    • Public Boat Ramps
      3
    • Counties: Prince William County
    • History: The area of land where the lake now resides was once 800 acres of farmland
    Hospitals
    (571) 284-4245
    Bristow 10322 Bristow Center Dr
    Bristow, VA 20136
    Airports
    Manassas Regional Airport
    10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd, Manassas, VA 20110
    6 miles away
    About Lake Jackson
    Prince William County, Virginia

    Lake Jackson is near Manassas, Virginia, under 45 miles from Washington, D.C.

    The Dulles International Airport is under 30 miles away, and the Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center is under 10 miles away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found at several stores and markets within 10 miles. Locals recommend restaurants such as Tony’s Pizza, Shrimp Connection, Thai Thyme, and El Rules Tacos.

    On and Around the Water

    Lake Jackson itself spans 12 miles, but it feeds into other bodies of water, allowing for plenty of lake fun!

    Popular activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and relaxing on the shoreline or at the beach. Anglers can expect to find blue catfish, smallmouth bass, crappie, largemouth bass, perch, and bream/bluegill here.

    Local Entertainment

    Residents and visitors can learn the history of the surrounding area at beautiful Manassas National Battlefield Park.

    Adults of age should visit Murlarkey Distilled Spirits, Tin Cannon Brewery, or The Winery at LaGrange.

    As the largest outlet mall in the state, Potomac Mills Mall offers great shopping with over 200 stores to explore. After shopping, visit the AMC Potomac Mills 18 Theatres or eat at one of the 25 eateries here.

    Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River is a can’t miss destination. Whether you're interested in fishing, picnicking, hiking, or birdwatching, this state park has lots to offer.

    While Leesylvania offers a variety of birds, the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is the best place to spot birds. Turkeys, herons, ospreys, and eagles can be found here.

    Explore Washington, D.C.

    For an exciting daycation, Lake Jackson residents can take the short trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C!

    The District of Columbia is home to numerous memorials and museums, highlighting the rich history of the United States, the natural sciences, and the world.

    Start your tour with the well-known Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This prestigious museum holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and artifacts, including the remains of dinosaurs.

    Next, check out the National Gallery of Art. This sprawling, two-building complex houses the nation’s treasure-trove of art, spanning all major periods and many famous paintings.

    Most notably, be sure to tour the U.S. Capitol building, a must-see! The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Today, it stands not only as a monument to its builders but to the American people and their government.

    A Place to Call Home

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a waterfront property, Lake Jackson is an excellent choice.