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Here are the 26 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Virginia - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Sandy River Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1994 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 ...
Spring Hollow Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1993 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 ...
Briery Creek Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1986 Briery Creek Lake Message Forums Also known as: Briery Creek Reservoir
With his tackle checked and ready and a thermos of coffee to fortify him against the early spring chill, the fisherman climbs into his boat in the pre-dawn glow and sets off across Briery Creek Lake. Like a gladiator preparing for the fight, he takes a deep breath then casts as close as he can to the ...
Lake Moomaw
(Virginia, USA)
1982 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 ...
Little Creek Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1981 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 ...
Lake Anna
(Virginia, USA)
1973 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 ...
Lake Manassas
(Virginia, USA)
1969 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 Monticello
(Virginia, USA)
1969 Lake Monticello Pictures Lake Monticello Message Forums Lake Monticello, located amidst the gentle rolling hills of Central Virginia, is a private community with a beautiful 350-acre lake. Within easy distance to Charlottesville and Richmond, Lake Monticello is an ideal home for commuters as well as retirees. Lake Monticello's main lake was formed ...
Lake of the Woods
(Virginia, USA)
1969 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 ...
Lake Chesdin
(Virginia, USA)
1968 Lake Chesdin Pictures Lake Chesdin Message Forums With some of the best freshwater sport fishing and recreation in Virginia, it's hard to believe that Lake Chesdin is only 30 minutes from metropolitan Richmond. Just ten minutes from Colonial Heights and Petersburg with easy public access, Lake Chesdin is a fantastic place for a vacation or lakefront ...
Smith Mountain Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1966 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 ...
Swift Creek Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1965 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 ...
John W. Flannagan Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1964 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. ...
Lake Gaston
(North Carolina, USA / Virginia, USA)
1963 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 ...
Leesville Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1963 Leesville Lake Pictures Also known as: Leesville Reservoir
The 3000+ acre Leesville Lake is another of Virginia's prolific fishing and outdoor recreation reservoirs. It is part of the Smith Mountain Lake hydropower generation project. Leesville Lake's well-developed public recreation areas provide many opportunities for a fine mix of water related outdoor activities. ...
Western Branch Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1962 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 ...
Occoquan Reservoir
(Virginia, USA)
1957 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 ...
Kerr Lake
(North Carolina, USA / Virginia, USA)
1952 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 ...
Philpott Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1952 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 ...
South Holston Lake
(Tennessee, USA / Virginia, USA)
1950 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 ...
Chickahominy Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1943 Chickahominy Lake Message Forums Also known as: Chickahominy Reservoir
A slick brown otter dodges playfully in amongst the clumps of wetland grasses and trees that anchor the Chickahominy River. Gradually, the forest thins as the river swells, giving way to wide open water rimmed with tupelo trees and bald cypress sinking their knees into the fertile water of Chickahominy ...
Claytor Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1939 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 ...
Douthat Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1936 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 ...
Fairy Stone Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1936 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 ...
Hungry Mother Lake
(Virginia, USA)
1935 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, ...

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