About the Lake


Woodside Lake is a seven-acre lake located at the intersection of Brook Road and Daleview Drive in McLean, Virginia. (The exact address is 8761 Brook Rd.) It is fed by springs as well as two creeks. It is owned by the Woodside Estates Corporation, a non-profit organization. The Lake has a sandy beach area and docks for swimming. It is the home to numerous wildlife, including a 30-year-old snapping turtle, blue herons, woodpeckers, wild turkey, beavers, and numerous fish. It has been a focal point of the community for over 50 years.


The Berry Family developed Woodside Estates and dammed the creek in 1955 to form the Lake. The Lake was donated to the community for their use and enjoyment. In 1983, the Woodside Lake Association was formed and purchased the Lake from the Trust for $1.00. The association has maintained the Lake since. Members of the surrounding communities are eligible to join the Lake Association. Annual dues and donations are used for maintenance costs, including mowing and landscaping, electricity, repair of the drains and docks, and insurance.

The Board and Officers

Board of trustees members serves a three year to life term on a volunteer basis. Current board members are:

President: Michael Christiani
Lake Chair: Rob Jacobsen
Other members:  Kathy Stoehr, David Stoehr, Nancy Christiani, Lauren Gerbsman, Larry Fitzgerald, Julie Thomas