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  • Fall Fishing Rodeo

    Burba Lake Recreation Area - Sep 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Open to the public. Free of charge!

    Fall Fishing Rodeo

  • Burba Lake Fishing-
    Burba Lake is open for fishing. All state regulations is in effect. For more information please call 301-677-3810.
  • The Resale Lot (former BOSS lot) has moved to Rock Avenue,
    at the pool parking lot, first 2 rows closest to the Greenhouse. All vehicles currently parked at the Town Center must be moved to the new location immediately. For questions, please call 301-677-3810.
  • Registration for resale lot:
    Fees: $20 for one vehicle or $30 for two vehicles for 30 days. Extension may be granted up to an additional 60 days, based on space availability.
    Availability: Active Duty Military, Retired Military, National Guard, Reservists, U.S. Government employees working on Fort Meade, and their family members.
    Documents needed: Proper identification, current insurance, and proof of being the registered owner of the vehicle.
    Vehicles that may be displayed for sale include automobiles, vans, pick-up trucks, and motorcycles. All vehicles must be less than 24 feet. No RV's, boats, or trailers are allowed to be displayed. Vehicles placed on the lot must be clean and operable.


There are three fishing piers and benches located around the lake for your enjoyment.
The lake is surrounded with a blacktop walking path.

The cottage

(Burba Cottage is open for rental from April 1 through December 31 each year)

  • a full kitchen
  • a double-door refrigerator
  • a microwave
  • a oven/stove
  • a ice-making machine
  • a stage with spot lights and lectern
  • assembly hall
  • long tables(2.5x 8)
  • round tables (60" dia.)
  • indoor restrooms (1 female, 1 male, 1 handicap)
  • serving line in kitchen
  • cabinets and counter space
  • central air and heating system
  • accommodations for 75-150 people
  • chairs
  • outside patio and large charcoal grill
  • horseshoe pit

Outside picnic pavilions

(Open for rental from April 15 through October 15 each year)

  • volleyball court (net and ball is provided)
  • softball field (bats, bases, balls are provide)
  • horseshoe pits (stakes, shoes provided)
  • volleyball court (net, ball provided)
  • horseshoe pits (stakes, shoes provided)

All pavilions come with a charcoal grill, electrical outlets, water fountain, picnic benches/tables.

Note: These are self clean facilities.  Inspections and checklists will be done before and after usage.  Fees will be assessed for deficiencies.



Fishing is allowed in Burba lake. Local fishing permit is required for adults. Burba lake is stocked yearly. There is no swimming or boating on the lake.

Sponsor Responsibility List For Burba Park Cottage

Sponsor Responsibility List For Picnic Area


The price of rental for the cottage is $250 for all day (8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.), Pavilions 1,3 is $80, Pavilions 2,4,5 is $60.

Cottage $250.00 $250.00
Area #1,2,3 $80.00 $150.00
Area #4,5 $60.00 $125.00
Cancellation Fee $20.00

Facilities, Fees and Policies

Pavilions and the cottage are for use by eligible persons. Reservations can be made at Building 2300 Wilson Street (301) 677-6196. The possibility of advance reservation depends on the patron's status and the type of function.

Reservation Guidelines

Open all year. Arrangements can be made for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Reservations are being accepted for Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military, and DoD Civilians.

pdf Click here to download the eligibility list


Sponsorship does not imply DOD, US Army, or Federal Government endorsement.