The park has a beach on one of Virginia's most popular lakes, a fishing pond accessible to children and the disabled, a bathhouse-concessions complex and a boat launch. Camping, picnicking, six camping cabins and 10 two-bedroom cabins, seven with views of the lake, also are available. With more than 15 miles of trails, the park offers many hiking, biking and horseback riding options. Visitor center exhibits trace the history of the area's gold mining and highlight the park's natural features. Nature and gold panning programs are popular, and the park offers guided tours of the Goodwin Gold Mine.
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 as early as 5:30 a.m. 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.
Lake Anna State Park
One of Lake Anna's most popular destinations, Lake Anna State Park is a perennial favorite for visitors & residents alike. One of the few public areas accessible to visitors, for only a nominal daily parking fee, you can tour the 3, 127 acres, which includes a public beach, walking trails, visitor center, and more.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Fees: Vary, find on website linked below