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…

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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!