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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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McMurray, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We discovered Lake Anna, Virginia by accident while driving through the state of VA and taking back roads to avoid the highways. The Lake is beautiful and quite large. Most of the shore line is either wooded or has water-front homes. Lake Anna is located in a remotely populated part of the state and surrounded (primarily) by state parks, farms,... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to the lake on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and had the following fees: $5 per car for parking, $4 per adult for beach access, and $3 per child (ages 3-11) for beach access. Usually I don't mind paying either fee, however, the parking lot was full and people were parking on the side of the road... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a lovely park with nice little cabins to rent and large, shaded, private RV/trailer sites with water and electricity. There is a great swimming area in the huge park lake, several playgrounds, walking trails, geocaches, picnic shelters, concession stand, on and on and on. The showers and restrooms are spotless as is the entire park. We have parked... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
44 attraction reviews
491 helpful votes 491 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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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