The local amenities at Lake Anna are plentiful and growing every year!


Want to spend the day on Lake Anna and not worry about where to eat?  Great, because there are many options by car or boat for you to choose from.

Gas Up!

There are plenty of places to “fill-up” that tank when you are out boating on Lake Anna.


There are many activities on and around the lake.  Check out these sites to keep up to date!

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General Facts!

Lake Anna is one of the largest fresh-water inland lakes in Virginia, covering an area of 13,000 acres (53 km²), and located 72 miles (116 km) south of Washington, D.C. in Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties (and partially in Orange County at the northern tips). The lake is easily accessible from Richmond and Charlottesville, and is one of the most popular recreational lakes in the state. The man-made lake is formed by a dam on the North Anna River. By 1972 the lake bottom was cleared of all timber and the dam was nearing completion. It was projected to take 3 years to completely fill the lake, but with the additional rainfall from hurricane Agnes, the lake was full in only 11 months. The first communities broke ground at about that same time. From that beginning, the lake has grown to over 120 different communities dotting the shore.

Lake Anna’s Public Side

Lake Anna is divided into two very popular and unique sides, the Private (“Hot”) side and the Public (“Cold”) side. The Lake Anna Yacht Club marina is located on the popular public side. The public side of Lake Anna offers 9,000 acres of water playground for every type of boater! Lake Anna offers different areas for the different types of boaters. Sail boaters prefer to stay towards the more open, wide water ways of the southern end of the lake. For the water sport junkies, the mid-lake area is the preferred hangout. And last, but certainly not least, the fishing crowd has found plenty of fishing spots in the nooks and crannies of the northern “on Golden Pond” end. Lake Anna offers over 30 different species of fish including large-mouthed bass, striped bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, bluegill and white and yellow perch.