Lake Anna State Park

Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551

Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna State Park Professional Guide

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"Set along the shore of Virginia’s most popular impoundment, this hike at Lake Anna State Park explores woods, streams, and Lake Anna, while visiting the site of Glenora Plantation and a pre-lake settler’s homesite before returning to the trailhead. A welltimed visit will also avail ranger-led tours of the park’s gold mines.

What comprises the 2,000 acres of Lake Anna State Park is valuable land, especially as the popularity of Lake Anna continues to grow. Today, the worth of the land is directly
related to its proximity to Lake Anna. Waterfront property can go for big bucks. The original holders of this terrain along the North Anna River, centuries before Lake Anna was dammed, were the Mannahoak Sioux. After seeing tribes to the east being defeated by the English, the Mannahoaks simply fled west to the Ohio River valley, their ancestral lands."

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nathan Lott
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"The interlaced trails at Hickory Hollow traverse a hilltop pine–hardwood forest, descend to marshy Cabin Swamp along the Corrotoman River drainage, and trace a gurgling brook though tunnels of laurel. You may find the latter stint reminiscent of the mountains—appropriate given that botanists have identified plants here found nowhere outside the Blue Ridge. Escape the crowds along the shore of Lake Anna, the park’s main draw, by following this loop through mostly hardwood forest, past scenic rivulets, and alongside an inlet of the lake. Take the optional balloon spur, and you’ll cover 9 of the park’s 13 trail miles. Most are multiuse, so expect a trail scarred by horse hooves in wet spots."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5- 3.5 hours
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551; (540) 854-5503;
Local Contacts
Lake Anna State Park Trails; USGS Lake Anna West
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