If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love Holliday Lake State Park. The park is nestled in the heart of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. The scenic 150-acre Holliday Lake is complete with boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. A 12-mile loop in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest offers exploration for hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders and nature observer.
Thirty campsites are equipped with water and electric hookups. Each site has a grill, lantern post and picnic table. The park has a camping lodge with bunk beds, a refrigerator, a deck, fire ring with cooking grate and a small picnic shelter with two tables. A campground host is available at most times in campground. Swimming and boat launching are free for overnight campers.
The beach at Holliday Lake offers a life guarded beach where the “Critter Hole” play area is a favorite. Beach goers can enjoy a hot shower at the bathhouse and sandwiches, snacks and drinks at the concession operation.
Along with five hiking trails, Holliday Lake offers a self-guided water adventure on the Sunfish Aquatic Trail. Canoe tours, conducted hikes, campfire programs and specialty workshops are just a few nature programs offered on the weekends. During the month of June, park visitors will have the opportunity to explore Holliday Lake during a Canoe Tour that is offered on Thursdays, June 17th and 24th from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $6 per paddler and advance registration is required. Or they can take the Owl Call Canoe Tour where they’ll explore the lake at night to call the “Warriors of the Night.” Owl Call Canoe Tours are offered on Saturdays, June 19th and 26th. Cost is $6 per person and advance registration is required.