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13 Gorgeous Virginia Lakes That Are Demanding Your Attention This Summer

I think we can all agree, there is no shortage outdoor activities in Virginia. But with so many options of things to do and see and experience, sometimes it’s nice to have a short-list. These lakes, ranging all over the state, should make that list without a doubt.

Although there are only 2 natural lakes in Virginia, Mountain Lake in Giles County and Lake Drummond in Chesapeake, there are countless other lakes that have been formed by dams or other man-made methods. Many of these lakes are within state parks or recreation areas and offer beaches, camping, fishing, boating and a full range of activities perfect for Virginia summers.

Here are just a few of our favorites…

Grab your boat shoes and sunscreen and start exploring these beautiful Virginia lakes and parks. We want to hear about your favorites, as always, so be sure to let us know!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.