With over 200 miles of shoreline and about 13,000 acres of water, Lake Anna State Park sits along 10 miles of water front property in Spotsylvania County,near centralVirginia. It’s no secret that this is the third largest lake in the state, and anideal spotfor water lovers!
View of Lake Anna from Fisherman's Trail
Plan your trip to stayovernight at one of our cabins,go camping,visit for the day and go swimming at the beach, or simplyshow up for atherapeutic hike in the woods. Here's a list ofeverything you can do on your next visit.
Fishing & Boating
The man-made lake is one of the best lakes to fish for largemouth bass, crappie and bream on the eastern seaboard. The fishing crowd has alot of hot spots in nooks and cranniesat the northern end of thelake,"Gold Pond". Sailboat enthusiasts prefer the more open, wide water appeal of the southern end of the lake, while water sport junkies tend to enjoy the mid-lake area. We know fishermen are early risers, so anglers may access the park’s public boat launching ramp an hour before sunrise.An automatic gate allows those to exit the boat ramp area after hours as well.
The kids can cast their lineinthefishing pond (located by the Visitor Center) designedspecificallyfor children and disabled persons. There are also several areas for bank fishing along the park’s shoreline (check out guided tours (there are no rentals available through the park).
Kids cancast a linefrom the fishing platform at the pond
A kayak touralong Pigeon's Creek
We have 13 two bedroom cabins that are strategically located nextto the lake (you're welcome).With water views and wrap around porches, it's almost too perfect to imagine. Cabins sleep four people comfortably, and up to six with the pull out couch. We thought of everything because these cabins arefully loaded with kitchens (including refrigerator, microwave, silverware,dishes and more), bed linens, towels, A/C and heat, fireplaces with wood,even alarm clocks (not that you'llneed 'em). Boat slips are right outside your door along with picnic tables anda grill.
There are six "camp cabins" for those of you who are looking for something a bit more rugged, but not completely. Camping cabins are basically four walls, a roof, two bunk-beds, a table, chairs, overhead light and fan, no climate control, but does have electrical outlets.
The campground offers 23 primitive sites and 23 sites with water and electric hookups. Whether you're in a tent, pop-up camper or have a 60 foot RV, each site has a fire-ring, picnic table and lantern holder.
The six "camp cabins" in the park offer plenty of room for a family of four
Adjacent to the children's fishing pond, you’ll find our remodeled, revamped and recently reopenedVisitor Center. With futuristic technology to engage childrenwith nature and an emphasis on the outdoors, we’re sure to capture the attention of visitors from all generations. The modern technology featuresinteractive touch screen stations,a 3D movie theatre,plus listen to a virtual storyteller talking about her experience camping in the park. The parkgift shopis located in the Visitor Center, stocked with camping supplies, fishing gear, stuffed animals, evenkey chains and t-shirts.
Technology engages kids with touch screens,a 3D movie theatre,plus a virtual storyteller
Lake Anna State Parkboasts a white sandy beach with roped in areas, lifeguards, and a concession stand for refreshments. Picnic tables are nearby with a playground, restrooms and the Visitor Center. If you're staying overnight, you swim for free. Another tip, follow Old Pond Trail from the campground area and you'll come out by the children's fishing pond. Down the hill you can see the beach; it's only a walk away.
Swimming and boat launching are free to all overnight guests
Lake Anna State Park has Explore Virginia Outdoors website for enhanced maps and video tours.
Venture outsideLake Anna State Park and you'll likely come across some pretty cool things to do. Within four miles of the park, is Spotsylvania's Courthouse and a small town with quaint shops and restaurants.