Here Are The 10 Of The Most Beautiful Lakes In Virginia, According To Our Readers
We asked our readers on our
Only in Virginia Facebook Page what the most beautiful lakes in Virginia are, and boy did y’all deliver! We received nearly 150 responses! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular submissions below. Did your favorite lake make the list?
1. Smith Mountain Lake
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA
Created in 1963, Smith Mountain Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Virginia, and it might just be one of the most popular lakes in the state.
2. Germantown Lake
Germantown Lake, Virginia 22728, USA
Fishermen know this lovely lake all too well! This 109-acre lake is a great spot to fish for bass, bluegill, black crappie, and channel catfish.
3. Lake Accotink
Lake Accotink, North Springfield, VA, USA
Surrounded by a 493-acre park of the same name, this scenic spot in Virginia is always a good idea. Just look at those views!
4. Claytor Lake
Claytor Lake, Virginia, USA
Pulaski County’s beloved lake clocks in at an impressive 4,472 acres and each and every acre is more beautiful than the next.
5. Lake Chesdin
Lake Chesdin, Virginia, USA
One of the best lakes in Virginia to fish for bass, these two chairs are the perfect spot to sit for a spell and take in the beauty of this lovely lake in south-central Virginia.
6. Hungry Mother Lake
Hungry Mother Lake, Virginia 24354, USA
Nestled within Hungry Mother State Park, fall is clearly a prime time to visit this stunning lake.
7. Silver Lake
Silver Lake, Virginia 22821, USA
This Prince William Country treasure might have the most stunning sunsets of all the lakes!
8. South Holston Lake, Abingdon
South Holston Lake, United States
Virginia may share this lake with Tennessee, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful! It's easy to see why it's one of the most beautiful lakes in Virginia (and maybe Tennessee, too!)
9. Lake Barcroft
Although this Falls Church lake is a private lake, this pup still thinks it deserves a spot on the list, and we just couldn't tell the dog no. Just look at how happy it is.
10. Philpott Lake
Philpott Lake, Virginia, USA
Last but certainly not least, we have the 2,880-acre Philpott Lake. Surrounded by dense forest and rocky banks, this beautiful lake in Virginia sits at the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge and is great for fishing, boating, swimming, and more.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo! We loved reading through all of the submissions. Did your favorite lake make the list? For more outdoor attractions, check out some of our favorite
State Parks in Virginia.
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