About Lake Barcroft

Lake Barcroft is located in Fairfax County and is also the name of the privately owned lake the residents live around that is part of the Cameron Run Watershed. The lake is named for Dr. John W. Barcroft who owned and operated a mill here in the mid-1900s. In 1913, Alexandria Water Company started construction of the Lake Barcroft Dam in order to have drinking water for the town of Alexandria. In 1949, Alexandria started getting its drinking water from another reservoir, and this property was sold and purchased for residential communities to be built.

Living in Lake Barcroft

Lake Barcroft is a privately owned community with thousands of houses and five beaches. Lake Barcroft has a great sense of community and prides itself on the many events it has year-round. Since the lake itself and the beaches are privately owned, the residents all pay does for access. Even with this in mind, there is a lot of fun to be had at Lake Barcroft. Enjoy the lake with sailboats or lay on the beach for a nice tan, there are many different things to at the waterfront. Lake Barcroft also offers many clubs and groups to be a part of for a stronger community.

Zip Codes

  • 22041
  • 22044

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