1170 Staunton TrailScottsburg, VA 24589
Buggs Island Lake is famous for the number and size of fish found there. Bass, bluegill, crappie and perch are plentiful. A valid Virginia fishing license is required and can be purchased at the Visitor’s Center during regular business hours. Those guests with a North Carolina state fishing license can use the NC license to fish in the lake as part of a reciprocal agreement between Virginia and North Carolina. See the Visitor’s Center for important information about boundaries in the Dan and Staunton Rivers if you are using a NC license. Annual boat launch passports are available by calling 1-800-933-PARK.
Dan River Motorboat Launch
For those with larger motorboats there is a motorboat launch on the Dan River. The motorboat launch has ample parking and pit toilets are located nearby. Those using the motorboat launch are required to pay necessary fees. This facility may not be accessible if the water level is too high or low. If your visit depends on the ability to launch your boat, please call the park in advance. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are permitted on Buggs Island Lake.The park also offers 2 car top boat launches for smaller boats on both the Dan and Staunton rivers. If the water level drops below 292′, the boat launch will not be usable. To check the lake level, visit www.kerrlake.com
- Season/Hours: All Year/Call Park (434) 572-4623
- Fee: Park Fees
- Location:36° 41.9133 -78° 40.3350