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Lake Anna is one of the largest freshwater inland lakes in Virginia, covering an area of 13,000 acres, and located 72 miles 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 ...
    Full Pool: 250.0 MSL     Area: 13,000 Acres      Printed Lake Anna Map

Kerr Lake (officially John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Bugg's Island Lake) is a reservoir along the border of the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia created by the John H. Kerr Dam. The dam construction started in 1947 and took 2,100+ workers in three shifts, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more than four years to complete, and was fi...
    Full Pool: 300.0 MSL     Area: 48,900 Acres      Printed John H. Kerr Reservoir Map

Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia[3], located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a portion, including access to the dam, li...
    Full Pool: 795.0 MSL     Area: 20,400 Acres      Printed Smith Mountain Lake Map

Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Briery Creek 845
Carvins Cove 630
Chesdin 158.0 3,060 Appomattox River Buy Lake Chesdin Map
Chickahominy 1,230 Chickahominy River
Claytor 4,500 New River
Germantown 109
Holly 20
John W. Flannagan 1,145 Pound River
Little Creek 996
Manassas 800
Monticello 350 Rivanna River
Moomaw 1,582.0 2,530 Jackson River
Mountain 50
of the Woods 500
Philpott 974.0 2,880
Sandy River 745
South Holston 1,729.0 4,860
Swift Creek 1,700
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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