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We drove to a boardwalk landing on SW edge of this lake — via Railroad Ditch, West Ditch and... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Drove to Lake Drummond in April. Weather was a little rainy but the drive was pleasant. Stopped... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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The origins of the largest natural lake in Virginia still remain a mystery.
3100 Desert Rd, It is in Suffolk, VA not Norfolk., Norfolk, VA 23434-8973
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We drove to a boardwalk landing on SW edge of this lake — via Railroad Ditch, West Ditch and Interior Ditch Roads — and it was well worth the drive. If you’re there on a sunny and totally calm day, the sky and the lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Drove to Lake Drummond in April. Weather was a little rainy but the drive was pleasant. Stopped and walked a few quick trails and toured the escaped slave encampment area. I always want to see the lake and it is serene and beautiful. I don't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2016

I believe Lake Drummond is in Suffolk, possibly Chesapeake, but not Norfolk. The remoteness adds to the beauty.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed April 11, 2016

I highly recommend paddling to this gorgeous lake filled with Cypress trees some large enough to paddle through. Make sure you check the weather before coming out to the lake as the water could be rough. If you are not comfortable paddling in white cap...More

Date of experience: April 2016
5  Thank SDH424
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Situated in the heart of the Dismal Swamp this lake is a tranquil pleasure. And at its deepest it's only 6ft deep. Excellent for cayacking and canoes. Don't forget to bring your camera or cell phone. Frequently covered by "spooky" mist. If arriving by car...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lake Drummond is located in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp. It is between Suffolk and Chesapeake , Virginia. The Suffolk side seems to have the best trails and the Chesapeake side has the water access. As with any swamp there are some critters...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Jay J
Reviewed July 8, 2015

serene and quiet, lovely for canoe rides, in the spring the wisteria looks and smells wonderful, summer you will see a lot of bugs, biting flies, and tick, best time is spring and fall

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Dismal Swamp, including the area around Lake Drummond, is a great place for a hike or a leisurely walk. In the summer, the heat, humidity, and incredible number of insects can make it less so, so best for a coolish spring or autumn day.

Date of experience: July 2013
4  Thank rspencer71
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We paddled Lake Drummond this past Sunday, Father's Day. That day was the last day of the current season to gain access to the lake via the "Railroad Ditch" gate and the "Interior Ditch" boat ramp. The week before, I mailed in an application, and,...More

Date of experience: June 2014
7  Thank urbanguy
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lake Drummond is part of The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It is a remotely located, huge lake with Bald Cypress and many other trees in and around the water. In July, a friend and I kayaked from the Ballahack Rd boat ramp in...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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