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Here are the 25 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Virginia - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Mountain Lake
(Virginia, USA)
3,875 Mountain Lake Pictures Mountain Lake Message Forums Perched on Salt Pond Mountain in Giles County, Virginia, Mountain Lake is the lake that should not exist. With its amazing geological history and a recreation background stretching back to before the Civil War, Mountain Lake is a fascinating vacation destination. Mountain Lake in the Blue Ridge Highlands ...
Hungry Mother Lake
(Virginia, USA)
2,178 Hungry Mother Lake Pictures Hungry Mother Lake Message Forums Surrounded by mountain vistas, the 108-acre Hungry Mother Lake is the recreational centerpiece of southwestern Virginia's 2,180-acre Hungry Mother State Park, in Smyth County near Marion. Its beach attracts swimmers, sunbathers, picnickers, and volleyball players. Its waters attract anglers, kayakers, ...
Claytor Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1,846 Claytor Lake Pictures Claytor Lake is a 4,475 acre impoundment of the New River in southwestern Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands region. Stretching out over 21 miles in Pulaski County, Claytor Lake was created in 1939 by the Appalachian Power Company for hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreation. The lake is named ...
South Holston Lake
(Tennessee, USA / Virginia, USA)
1,718 South Holston Lake Pictures South Holston Lake Message Forums Also known as: South Holston Reservoir
An impoundment of the South Fork Holston River, South Holston Lake is an exceptional place to fish and boat. Straddling the Virginia and Tennessee state line, it's a great place to visit and "A Good Place to Live." Created by the South Holston Dam, South Holston Lake is a project of the Tennessee ...
Lake Moomaw
(Virginia, USA)
1,582 Lake Moomaw Pictures Lake Moomaw Message Forums Lake Moomaw is located in western Virginia, just north of Covington in the Shenandoah Valley region. It is nearly surrounded by George Washington National Forest, in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. With its over 2500 surface acres, Lake Moomaw is a year-round outdoor wonderland for visitors seeking ...
Douthat Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1,433 Douthat Lake Pictures Douthat Lake Message Forums 50-acre Douthat Lake (that's "DOW-thut") is surrounded by the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in Virginia's 4,545-acre Douthat State Park. It's accessible through year-round cabins (rented by the state park system) and through well-equipped campgrounds that are tent and RV friendly. Popular activities ...
Spring Hollow Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1,422 Spring Hollow Reservoir Message Forums Spring Hollow Reservoir is a prime example of planned water supply storage in Virginia's southern Shenandoah Valley region. The 158-acre reservoir was created by building a dam across a valley southwest of the city of Roanoke. The dam encloses water pumped from the nearby Roanoke River. Called an off-stream ...
John W. Flannagan Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1,396 John W. Flannagan Reservoir Pictures John W. Flannagan Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Flannagan Reservoir
The John W. Flannagan Reservoir is a 1,145-acre lake located in Dickenson County in the southwest Heart of Appalachia region of Virginia. Named in honor of the ninth Virginia District Congressman, John Williams Flannagan, Jr., the John W. Flannagan dam and spillway were completed in 1964 by the U.S. ...
Carvins Cove Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1,174 Also known as: Carvin Cove Reservoir
Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, Carvins Cove Reservoir is a precious natural treasure for the State of Virginia. The reservoir never ceases to bring sheer delight as it offers an abundance of recreational activities for every age group. Popular pastimes at Carvins Cove include mountain biking, ...
Fairy Stone Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1,010 Fairy Stone Lake Pictures Fairy Stone Lake Message Forums Virginia's Fairy Stone Lake is home to "fairy stones," unusual staurolite (iron aluminum silicate hydroxide) diamond-shaped crystals. The 168-acre lake is surrounded by 4,741-acre Fairy Stone State Park, created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is the largest of Virginia's first six state ...
Philpott Lake
(Virginia, USA)
974 Philpott Lake Pictures Philpott Lake Message Forums Also known as: Philpott Reservoir
Snuggled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 2,880-acre Philpott Lake resides in southwestern Virginia's Franklin, Henry, and Patrick Counties. The irregular-shaped reservoir stretches along the border of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands and Southern tourism regions. The Army Corps of Engineers created ...
Smith Mountain Lake
(Virginia, USA)
795 Smith Mountain Lake Pictures Smith Mountain Lake Message Forums With emerald green shores, sapphire blue skies, topaz blue waters, and soaring surrounding mountains, it's clear why Smith Mountain Lake is nicknamed "Jewel of the Blue Ridge." Nestled in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia's most popular recreational lake offers 580 miles of coved shoreline ...
Sandy River Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
340 Sandy River Reservoir Message Forums A kayaker slips into a secluded cove and ducks under the rock overhang. On the main body of the lake, a fishing boat carrying a family passes by, the kids squealing with delight as they pull fish after fish out of the lake. Overhead, a bald eagle watches the scene unfolding below. It's another day on ...
Lake of the Woods
(Virginia, USA)
318 Lake of the Woods Pictures Lake of the Woods Message Forums Nestled between Fredericksburg and Culpeper, Virginia, Lake of the Woods is a private residential community consisting of two lakes. Located in Central Virginia's Orange County, Lake of the Woods offers a calm reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Since the lake was developed primarily ...
Kerr Lake
(North Carolina, USA / Virginia, USA)
300 Kerr Lake Pictures Kerr Lake Message Forums Also known as: Kerr Reservoir, John H Kerr Reservoir, Buggs Island Lake, Buggs Island Reservoir
The 48,900-acre John H. Kerr Reservoir straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. This impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952, was created originally for flood control and for generation of hydroelectric power. Kerr Lake has become a recreational ...
Lake Manassas
(Virginia, USA)
259 Lake Manassas Message Forums Lake Manassas is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Prince William County in Northern Virginia. Created in 1969 by the impoundment of Broad Run River, the 800 acres of Lake Manassas are owned by the City of Manassas and provide municipal drinking water. Although the lake used to be open to the ...
Lake Anna
(Virginia, USA)
257 Lake Anna Pictures Lake Anna, covering 13,000 acres of central Virginia, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the state. It spans Virginia's Northern and Central tourism regions. Virginia Electric and Power Company created Lake Anna in 1971 by damming the North Anna River. It was expected to take three years to fill ...
Germantown Lake
(Virginia, USA)
256 Germantown Lake Pictures Germantown Lake Message Forums Also known as: CM Crockett Park, Germantown Reservoir
He watches his little boy struggle to carry both the fishing rod and tackle box. He could carry it for him, but the boy insisted he could do it himself. They've been planning this trip for a long time. It's the little boy's first time fishing in a boat, and Germantown Lake in Northern Virginia is ...
Lake Gaston
(North Carolina, USA / Virginia, USA)
200 Lake Gaston Pictures Lake Gaston Message Forums Lake Gaston covers 20,300 acres along 34 miles of Virginia and North Carolina real estate. The lake was created in 1963 by the Virginia Electric and Power Company (now Dominion Virginia Power) to generate hydroelectric power. Three lakes were created by dams on the Roanoke River. Lake Gaston is in the ...
Swift Creek Lake
(Virginia, USA)
180 Swift Creek Lake Pictures Swift Creek Lake Message Forums Just 20 miles from Richmond, Virginia in Chesterfield County, Swift Creek Lake offers a respite for weary city dwellers and plenty of fish and wildlife for anglers and hunters. Pocahontas State Park surrounds Swift Creek Lake. The park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, was the first recreation ...
Swift Creek Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
177 Swift Creek Reservoir Pictures Swift Creek Reservoir Message Forums Surrounded by secluded communities, beautiful Swift Creek Reservoir is the perfect respite in the suburban jungle. Just 20 minutes southwest of Richmond and within easy driving distance of everything, Swift Creek Reservoir is the lake in the center of the neighborhood. Owned by Chesterfield County ...
Lake Holly
(Virginia, USA)
118 Lake Holly Message Forums Also known as: Pitts Pond
Although Lake Holly is a small lake consisting of only 20 acres, it provides excellent water skiing in scenic Sparta, Virginia which is located in Caroline County. Owned by the Lake Holly Ski Club (LHSC), the lake was purchased by Rick and Jerry Stansberry in 1978 when they transformed Lake Holly into ...
Occoquan Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
52 Occoquan Reservoir Pictures Occoquan Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Occoquan River Reservoir or Lake Occoquan
In the dialect of the Native American Dogue tribe, "occoquan" means "at the end of the water." The Dogue tribe occupied Northern Virginia up until the mid-1600s. They farmed, fished and hunted in the lands and waters of what is now called the Occoquan Watershed -- the drainage basin for the 2,100-acre ...
Western Branch Lake
(Virginia, USA)
18 Western Branch Lake Message Forums Also known as: Western Branch Reservoir
Western Branch Lake, near Suffolk, Virginia, is one of five water supply reservoirs owned by the City of Norfolk that allows fishing. At 1,265 acres, Western Branch Lake is the largest of the water supply lakes and with a maximum depth of 35 feet, it is also the deepest. The horseshoe shaped lake takes ...
Little Creek Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
7 Little Creek Reservoir Message Forums Nestled in the center of the James City County Parks and Recreation system is the 996-acre Little Creek Reservoir. With 40 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 35 feet, Little Creek Reservoir is ideal for fishing and family fun. Owned by the City of Newport News, the reservoir is operated by Newport ...

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