National Parks

Lake Anna State Park

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA

3 (5 reviews)

Where are we going?

Manage attraction
Address: 6800 Lawyers Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551, USA Number: 540 854 5503 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Lake Anna State Park has 2,300 acres (that's a lot!), including 10 miles of shoreline, for the whole family to enjoy!

So what shall you do today then? about taking a boat out onto the lake for a relaxing trip on the water?  Maybe you'll see some birds flying overhead with their own families! Or perhaps you would like to relax with a fishing rod, and enjoy some fishing?  Always a great opportunity to update your family on the latest jokes you heard, and stories from school!

if you wanted to join the fish, you can enjoy some swimming as well as the park's sandy beaches, or you can enjoy one of the 11 trails where you can run, hike, horseback ride or take to the two wheeled kind!

During summer, kids can get back to the roots of the Gold Rush days and pan for gold - do you think you might find some?  Rangers can also take you into a real gold mine!  The Goodwin Gold Mine flourish on the park many many years ago - can you imagine all the hustle and bustle that would have happened there back in the day?  

They also offer seasonal interpretive programs and self-guided hikes, or you can bring some food and enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch whilst taking in the beautiful view of nature!  Mmmm...breathe that in...what fresh air!

Back out on the lake there is a boat-launching ramp, and you can also rent a number of fun water activities such as jet skiing, pontoon boats and smaller watercraft. 

Have fun in nature!

Suggest an edit

How much does it cost?





Last Updates


Additional Information

The park beach is open Memorial Day to Labor Day and has a bathhouse and a lifeguard.

Any top tips?


If you wanted to extend your fun family day out, there are cabins you can hire

I'm Hungry!


Bring your own food and enjoy the popular warm-weather picnic site, offering shelters available to larger groups, by reservation.

What people are saying?

Rate & Write a Review

Your rating

Where is it at?


Lake Anna is about mid-way between D.C and Richmond. To get to the "mid-point" - the Route 208 bridge.

Take exit 118 Thornburg off I-95 and turn onto Rt 606W. After 5 miles, continue on Rt 208 and 606W, then turn left at the Post Oak, staying on 208 W. After 11 miles you are at the 208 bridge.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Virginia

When can we go?

Visitor Centre 11am to 5pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

The best fun places to go with kids sent straight to your inbox!

Subscribe now