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Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania, VA, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
800-654-4118 or 540-854-5503
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking, Fishing
Description: Lake Anna offers boating, fishing, hiking, and just all-around fun.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
82 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed several days in July. The weather was hot and humid-typical for the season. The campground has RV sites, cabins (one of which was handicap access), and tent sites around several loops. Our RV site was large enough for our RV, our tow vehicle and also had a gravel pad for a tent. This site was very private as... More

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was the first time my family had been to Lake Anna. My husband use to come fishing at this lake as a child and remember many fond memories. We enjoyed the trails and the beautiful woods of Virginia. Some trails were busier then others. It was nice to have a vending machine to get a cold water after a... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to Lake Anna many times in my life and sadly I will say it has changed over the years. The beach where you can swim is loud, crowded, and dirty. There a many nice hiking trails but the trails in the woods had so many bugs! Made for a very irritating hike. My suggestion is take the... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
43 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lake Anna was packed on the 4th of July weekend we visited. I thought we’d never find a patch of shade to chill. If water activity is your thing then you can swim (fee paid for beach area), fish, paddle board, jet ski, or do whatever your heart desires. If chilling is your thing then you can hang out in... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was there for first time this past week-end. As long as you don't stop at the water volley ball area, its ok. The volly ball area was just a big hangout for beer, shots and filthy music, not family oriented at all. Jello shots to anyone, even young girls and boys. The campsite looked ok. The water stained everything... More

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Orange, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a joke. As you enter the park you have to go through a "Contact Station" which is nothing more than a toll booth with half-minded, uniformed mini-rangers with the repetitive greeting of, "WelcometoLakeAnnaStateParkthatwillbefivedollarspleasehaveanicedaythankyou." The five bucks is supposed to be a parking fee and I failed to want to bother mini-ranger with what if we just want to drive... More

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Lancaster, PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to Lake Anna State Park to spend the afternoon on the beach while on vacation in the area. It was weekday and the beach was not crowded, but form the size of the parking lot it looked like it could get extremely crowded. Parking fee was $4 and beach fee was $3/person, which probably helps to keep the... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live 15 minutes from the lake. The beach is fun and there is a playground for the kids. You can boat, camp, hike and do many fun activities at Lake Anna

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Reston, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I visited Lake Anna 2-3 times this summer and enjoyed it every time. The area near "beach" gets pretty crowded in summer, but there are still plenty of areas in the park where it is relatively quite. I normally park near the beach area during the first half of my visit there. After some swimming at the beach, I drive... More

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