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“Give it a shot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Drummond

Lake Drummond
Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #18 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Type: Bodies of Water
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Owner description: The origins of the largest natural lake in Virginia still remain a mystery.
Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Give it a shot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Watch out for the shallow water there are a lot of stumps and other objects that can take out a small motor.

Visited April 2012
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Norfolk
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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“Nice place to bike to and kayak to...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Take a bicycle and find one of the dirt walk/bikepaths on the NW side of the lake. If you go in summer cover yourself with bug juice and enjoy the ride and the views.
Paddle the lake by taking the Dismal Swamp connector canal..portaging at the locks, then paddle a couple of miles in the lake. I'll do this again sometime

Visited June 2011
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“One Fall I Paddle to the Middle of A Bowl of Trix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Its broad, quiet, mysterious, and historic. Sailing ships prized the water dark brown water here because it did not spoil on the long journey across the Atlantic. It was the center of a vast wilderness where native Americans and former slaves sought freedom in the swamp. It is beautiful especially if approached by canal past the Army Corps of Engineers spillway. There are occasionally trees and cypress knobs. On one visit I saw a black bear swim across the canal in front of my boat. Its a magical experience here though the hiking trail does not offer quite the same experience.

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