Lake Anna State Park RV & Campground Guide

Virginia

Lake Anna State Park

is along one of Virginia’s most popular lakes. There’s a fishing pond that’s accessible to children and the disabled, a bathhouse and concessions area, and a boat launch. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the history of the area’s gold mining, and learn about the park’s natural features. There are gold panning programs, and guided tours of the Goodwin Gold Mine.  

Weather in the park ranges from an average high of 88 F in the summer to average lows that bottom out around 27 F in winter. Depending on the season, the park gets between a week to 10 days of precipitation each month.

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Weather
Spring 36 F – 77 F
Summer 64 F – 87 F
Fall 37 F – 80 F
Winter 27 F – 50 F
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Nearby Cities
Spotsylvania, VA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna State Park has sites with and without water and electric hookups. There are restrooms and hot showers at the campground, and the sites have fire rings, picnic tables, and lantern holders. 

But there are also other campgrounds nearby you can try:

Christopher Run Campground

Christopher Run Campground, on the edge of Lake Anna, has a fishing pier, boat rentals and ramps, mini golf, and other fun activities to do along the lake!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, boat launch, mini golf, boat rentals, laundry, marina, camp store

Rocky Branch Marina & Campground

Rocky Branch Campground is a family-friendly campground with access to the lake for boating, fishing, or just taking in the beautiful scenery.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wi-Fi: n/a
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: boat ramp, dump station, bath house

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What to Do at
Lake Anna State Park

Inside Lake Anna State Park

There are lots of things to do at Lake Anna State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities for all ages, here are some of the things you might want to try:

Hiking: The park has 11 trails that total more than 15 miles. The trails pass through moderate terrain including mixed hardwood and pine forest. Almost all of the trails are rated “easy,” but there are a few more difficult paths as well. 

Swimming: There is a swim beach with a lifeguard that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is a snack bar and bathhouse next to the beach area. 

Fishing: Lake Anna is home to largemouth bass, crappie, and bream. There is a variety of other freshwater fish that might be caught as well. A 2-acre fishing pond for children and disabled people only is near the visitor center. There is a public boat launch, and many places for bank fishing as well. 

Gold panning: At certain times, ranger-led gold panning events take place at the park. Learn about the history of gold in Virginia and learn to work a pan. Then...try your hand and see if you strike gold!

Outside Lake Anna State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Lake Anna State Park as well! From taking in the local sights to relaxing with a glass of wine, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Harry’s Alehouse

This brewpub is known for its variety of microbrews - drop by to sample one...or several! You can also order food, of course - everything from a fried catfish dinner to chicken and waffles. There are pasta dishes and a variety of salads as well.

Type: Brewpub

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Fish n’ Grill

The Fish n’ Grill specializes in delicious, affordable seafood and a variety of homemade side dishes. Try a fried fish dinner, which comes with hushpuppies and two sides, or try crab cake if you’re in the mood for another kind of seafood.

Type: Seafood

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Gourmeltz

This specialty grilled cheese spot began as a food truck. The truck has parked for good, and Gourmeltz is operating out of a permanent location, serving gourmet sandwich melts and healthy food dishes. The restaurant also has a variety of Virginia beers, as well as other cocktails and sodas.

Type: Grilled cheese

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Shopping

Lake Anna Outfitters

Find dozens of Lake Anna t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more. The store also has decorative gift items and souvenirs for the whole family.

Location: Mineral, VA

Sightseeing

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

The area near Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania is where the Civil War reached its climax. Towns were bombarded and looted, thousands of fleeing refugees were forced on the run. More than 85,000 men were wounded and 15,000 were killed. Learn more about the violent history of the war and the people who fought here.

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Lake Anna Winery

The Lake Anna Winery is housed in an old barn on a family farm. Come sample some delicious local wine, and relax on the lawn with beautiful views of the vineyards and of Lake Anna in the background.

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Oakley

This historic plantation and home was built in 1828 in the Federal/Georgian-style and was a wedding present from Samuel Alsop, Jr. to his daughter. Alsop built several other homes in the area as well.

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

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How to Get to
Lake Anna State Park

From I-95: Take Eit 118 at Thornburg and head about four miles on Rt. 606. At Snell, continue through the traffic light on Rt. 208. Stay on Rt. 208 W for 2 miles. At the stop light, continue straight for a short distance to another stoplight. Turn left onto Courthouse Rd. (Rt. 208 W). Continue on Rt. 208 through the stoplight at Spotsylvania High School. In 8 miles turn right onto Rt. 601 Lawyers Rd. and drive 3 miles. You’ll see the sign for the park on your left. 

From I-64: Take Exit 143 at Ferncliff and stay on Rt. 208 E for six miles. Go through Louisa and continue five more miles on 208 E to Mineral. Turn left at the traffic light, crossing the railroad tracks. Take an immediate left onto Rt. 522 N and stay on the road for six miles to the intersection just before Dickinson Store. Take a right onto New Bridge Rd. and travel eight miles. Cross a bridge, and when you get to Rt. 601 (Lawyers Rd), turn left and go three miles. The sign for the park will be on your left. 

From west on I-64: Take Exit 159 at Gum Springs. Take Rt. 522 N for 11 miles until you reach the village of Cuckoo. Stay on Rt. 522 until you reach Mineral. Turn right at the traffic light, crossing the railroad tracks. Take an immediate left onto Rt. 522 N and stay on the road for six miles to the intersection just before Dickinson Store. Take a right onto New Bridge Rd. and travel eight miles. Cross a bridge, and when you get to Rt. 601 (Lawyers Rd), turn left and go three miles. The sign for the park will be on your left.

The address for the park is 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA, 22551.

Entering Lake Anna State Park

There is an entrance fee of $7 per vehicle to visit the park. On weekends from April-October the entrance fee is $10.

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