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Bear Creek Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
Douthat State Park
Holliday Lake State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
John H Kerr Dam And Reservoir
John W Flannagan Dam And Reservoir
Lake Anna State Park
North Fork Of Pound River Lake
Occoneechee State Park
Philpott Lake
Pocahontas State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Twin Lakes State Park

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Description - The lakes and reservoirs in Virginia range from huge reservoirs to small lakes. Many of the lakes are surrounded by campgrounds, picnic areas and trails. Some of the larger lakes have State Parks along their shores. Philpott Lake, Lake Anna and Smith Mountain Lake are several of the most popular in the Commonwealth.

Recreation - These lakes and reservoirs offer varying opportunities depending on their size and level of development. Opportunities include boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking and hiking

Climate - Virginia, as a whole, experiences high humidity throughout the year. Summers promise high heat and humidity, which can make rigorous activities uncomfortable and difficult. Spring and fall are the best times to visit the area to avoid the heat. The mountains to the coast receive high rainfall during these seasons, so rain gear is recommended. Winter precipitation levels vary from year to year. The humidity makes temperatures feel colder during the winter as it makes the summer temperatures feel hotter. Weather on the coast is generally more mild than that in the piedmont.

Location - Virginia's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state.


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Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

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Virginia - The Old Dominion is the Mother of Presidents and the home of more Civil War battles than any other state in the nation. Her geography includes the the oldest mountain range in the country, the Atlantic Ocean and the world's largest estuary.

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