Burba Park Recreation Area

Cabin and Pavilion Reservations

Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed


2300 Wilson St., Bldg. 2300
Fort Meade, MD 20755
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The MWR's Outdoor Recreation Center will be closed on Tuesday, Apr. 10 and Wednesday Apr. 11 in order to perform our seasonal equipment changeover and mandatory staff training. This will affect operations at the Camp Meade Campground, RV Storage lots, "Check It Out" Equipment Rental and Burba Park. Full operations will resume on Thursday, Apr. 12 at 9 a.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons and look forward to your next visit.



Burba Park includes six lakeside locations perfect for family functions or unit/organization picnics. Outdoor pavilion include, tables, benches, grills, horseshoe pits, a softball field and a volleyball court. The cottage location features tables, chairs, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Burba Park Recreational Area Map (PDF)

Location and Amenities

Address: Roberts Avenue, Llwellyn Avenue, McKay Avenue, and Wilson Street

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 January 1 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.

Burba Lake Fishing

Burba Lake is open for fishing. All state regulations is in effect. For more information please call +1(301)677-3810

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.

Fees and Policies

Pavilions and the cottage are for use by eligible persons. Reservations can be made at Building 2300 Wilson Street, +1(301) 677-6196 The possibility of advance reservation depends on the patron's status and the type of function.

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
Area #1,2,3 $80
Area #4,5 $60

* A $200 Cleaning Deposit is required upon reservation.

Cancellation Fee: $20

Reservation Guidelines

  • Reservations must be made in person.
  • Burba Cottage is availble from April 1 through January 1.
  • Burba Pavilions are available from April 15 through October 15.
  • 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.

Burba Park Eligibility List (PDF)

Sponsor Responsibility

Sponsor Responsibility List For Burba Park Cottage (PDF)

Sponsor Responsibility List For Picnic Area (PDF)