I am biting the bullet and writing an article with photos about a state park that I have never been to, but one that many of you have. Which one? Lake Anna State Park. Why? Because I have never been there, I have not read anything about it and think perhaps I might like to go sometime.
Do I need to go in the peak of summer when it is probably maxed out with visitors? Heck no, I may go in the off season, when the kids are back in school for a personal retreat. So for that let's take a look at Lake Anna State Park.
To quote Cole Porter let's "Virginia State Parks!
Where is Lake Anna?
The park lies adjacent to Route 601 off Route 208, 25 miles southwest of Fredericksburg and 60 miles northwest of Richmond.
For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you canClick here for park fees.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, one hour; Richmond, one hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Roanoke, four hours.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551-9645; Phone: (540) 854-5503; email:lakeanna.
Offerings and Amenities:
- *Cabin 10
- *Camping Cabin 5
- *Visitor center
- *Snack bar deck
- *Picnic shelter 3
- *Fishing pond
- *Rail/sidewalk to the beach
- *Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.
The land in Lake Anna State Park opened in 1983.
While boating and fishing on this beautiful lake are major attractions, these are only some of the park’s offerings. Lakefront picnic areas and wooded hiking trails are also popular. On summer weekends, interpretive programs on the nature and history of the area complement exhibits and displays in the visitor center.
Lake Anna State Park has rental cabins, camping, more than 15 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children’s and handicapped fishing pond.
Note: Day-use parking areas near the beach and picnic areas fill up rapidly when the summer weather is nice on weekends and holidays. When this happens, park staff close the park road to additional traffic until enough parking spots have been vacated. Park closure may remain in effect until 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Anglers may access the park's boat ramp an hour before sunrise for early morning fishing. Lights have been added to help with early and late boat ramp activity. An automatic gate allows campers to exit the boat ramp area and return to the campground after hours.
Park Size:2,810 acres with 10 miles of lake frontage. Lake size: 13,000 acres.
Lake Anna State Park
Swimming beach at Lake Anna State Park
How cute are these camping cabins!
Sit a spell along the lake shore
Remember you can make your reservations now for any of our awesome Virginia State Parks accommodations up to 11 months in advance. We all need a break in the Fall, Winter and Spring months, so why not plan that getaway today! Maybe I will see you there.