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Lake-Anna is the second largest freshwater lake in the state of Virginia. It's located 72 miles south of Washington D.C. in Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties in the northeastern part of the state. The northern tips of the lake also reach into Orange County, Virginia. Easily accessible from Richmond and Charlottesville, Lake Anna is one of the most popular recreational lakes in the state. With over 250 miles of shoreline and approximately 13,000 surface acres of water, Lake Anna is a premier location for swimming, sailing, boating and world-class fishing. Surrounding attractions include vineyards, antique shops, golf, historic sites and theme parks. Boats are available for rent and there are several marinas and businesses around the lake. Anglers fish for over 30 species of fish including large mouth bass, striped bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, bluegill and white and yellow perch. Lakefront picnic areas and wooded hiking trails are also popular. On summer weekends, interpretive nature and history programs are on exhibit in the visitor center. Lake Anna State Park has rental cabins, camping, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children's play area, boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children's and handicapped fishing pond. Lake Anna is the site of Rumpus in Bumpass, an annual spring triathlon festival, and also the Giant Acorn Triathlon weekend in the fall. This beautiful lake is not only a vacation destination, but has become a popular retirement and second-home location for many.

Surrounding areas: Lake Monticello, Virginia (34.4 mi)

Lake Anna Vacation Rentals

Lake Anna Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express6409 Dan Bell LnThornburn, VA13.6 mi.(540) 582-1097
Travelodge24368 Rogers Clark BlvdRuther Glen, VA14.0 mi.(804) 448-9694
Comfort Inn & Suites24058 Welcome Way DrRuther Glen, VA14.1 mi.(804) 448-1144
Quality Inn23500 Welcome Way DrRuther Glen, VA14.1 mi.(804) 448-2828
Howard Johnson Express23786 Rogers Clark BlvdRuther Glen, VA14.5 mi.(804) 448-2499
Super 8 Motel Ruther Glen/King's Dominion Area24011 Ruther Glen RdRuther Glen, VA14.5 mi.(804) 448-2608
Ramada TheRt 207 & I-95 @ Exit 104Ruther Glen, VA15.2 mi.(804) 448-2828
Econo Lodge10222 Kings Dominion BlvdDoswell, VA18.4 mi.(804) 876-3712
Comfort Inn Southpoint5422 Jefferson Davis HwyFredericksburg, VA18.9 mi.(540) 898-5550
Wytestone Suites Fredericksburg4615 Southpoint PkwyFredericksburg, VA18.9 mi.(800) 794-5005
Sleep Inn Southpoint5400 Southpoint BlvdFredericksburg, VA19.0 mi.(540) 710-5500
Country Inn & Suites Fredericksburg5327 Jefferson Davis HwyFredericksburg, VA19.7 mi.(540) 898-1800
Econo Lodge Fredericksburg5321 Jefferson Davis HwyFredericksburg, VA19.7 mi.(540) 898-5440
Fairfield Inn-fredericksburg10330 Spotsylvania AveFredericksburg, VA19.7 mi.(540) 891-9100
Ramada Inn S5324 Jefferson Davis HwyFredericksburg, VA19.7 mi.(540) 898-1102
Fredericksburg Days Inn5316 Jefferson Davis HwyFredericksburg, VA19.8 mi.(540) 898-6800
Comfort Inn Ashland101 Cottage GRN DrAshland, VA21.7 mi.(804) 752-7777
Hampton Inn Ashland705 England StAshland, VA22.1 mi.(804) 752-8444
Sleep Inn Inn & Suites80 Cottage Green DrAshland, VA22.1 mi.(804) 752-2355
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Ashland/Kings Dominion107 N Carter RdAshland, VA22.2 mi.(804) 521-2377
Quality Inn & Suites810 England StAshland, VA22.2 mi.(804) 798-4231
Econo Lodge100 N Carter RdAshland, VA22.3 mi.(804) 798-9221
Ho Jo Inn101 S Carter RdAshland, VA22.3 mi.(804) 798-9291
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites107 S Carter RdAshland, VA22.3 mi.(804) 752-7889
Best Western CTR Plza3000 Plank RdFredericksburg, VA22.4 mi.(540) 786-7404
Super 8 Motel - Fredericksburg3002 Mall CTFredericksburg, VA22.4 mi.(703) 786-8881
Holiday Inn Select2801 Plank RdFredericksburg, VA22.5 mi.(540) 786-8321
Quality Inn2310 William StFredericksburg, VA22.8 mi.(540) 371-0330
Best Western Fredericksburg2205 William StFredericksburg, VA22.9 mi.(540) 371-5050
Econo Lodge Central2802a Plank RdFredericksburg, VA24.3 mi.(540) 786-8374
Hampton Inn & Suites4800 Market StFredericksburg, VA24.3 mi.(540) 898-5000
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg1060 Hospitality LnFredericksburg, VA24.3 mi.(540) 548-8822
Ramada Inn Spotsylvania Mall2802B Plank RdFredericksburg, VA24.3 mi.(540) 786-8361
Towneplace Suites By Marriott4700 Market StFredericksburg, VA24.3 mi.(540) 891-0775
Colonial Motel1914 Princess Anne StFredericksburg, VA24.6 mi.(540) 373-5539
Fredericksburg Days Inn North14 Simpson RdFredericksburg, VA25.6 mi.(540) 373-5340
Motel 6401 Warrenton RdFredericksburg, VA25.6 mi.(540) 371-5443
Wingate Inn-fredericksburg20 Sanford DrFredericksburg, VA25.6 mi.(540) 368-8000
Comfort Suites Fredericksburg541 Warrenton RdFredericksburg, VA25.7 mi.(540) 322-4700
Quality Inn Fredericksburg543 Warrenton RdFredericksburg, VA25.7 mi.(540) 373-0000

Lake Anna Weather & Climate

North Central Virginia's Piedmont Region has a humid, subtropical climate with four, distinct seasons. Heavy snows are common in the wintertime in the Piedmont region, while the rest of the state may receive only a fraction of snow. Cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Thunderstorms are possible in all months of the year, but more common in the warm, humid days of summer. Although the temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warmer farther to the south. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from hurricanes and tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 21°F 3.48 in. -
February 49°F 23°F 3.00 in. -
March 58°F 30°F 3.85 in. -
April 69°F 38°F 3.07 in. -
May 76°F 48°F 3.92 in. -
June 83°F 57°F 3.75 in. -
July 86°F 62°F 4.45 in. -
August 84°F 60°F 3.63 in. -
September 78°F 53°F 4.05 in. -
October 68°F 40°F 3.88 in. -
November 58°F 32°F 3.82 in. -
December 47°F 24°F 3.12 in. -

Lake Anna Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Richmond International airport (RIC) located about 41 miles southeast of Lake Anna in Richmond, Virginia, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located approximately 41 miles west of Lake Anna in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located roughly 65 miles north of Lake Anna in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located around 66 miles northeast of Lake Anna in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, and finally the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located about 68 miles northeast of Lake Anna in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Lake Anna Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA17.2 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD54.9 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD61.6 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA75.2 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD76.1 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD80.0 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD82.0 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD82.1 mi.
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA75.2 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD79.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairfax National Golf ClubCentrevilleVA5.6 mi.
Hollows Golf ClubMontpelierVA13.5 mi.
Tanyard Country ClubLouisaVA15.6 mi.
Royal Virginia Golf ClubHadensvilleVA20.1 mi.
Cliff View Golf ClubCovingtonVA25.0 mi.
Four Winds Golf CourseRappahannock AcademyVA26.4 mi.
Crossings Golf ClubGlen AllenVA27.0 mi.
Hunting Hawk Golf ClubGlen AllenVA27.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA65.3 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA69.6 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA80.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA115.3 mi.
State Parks
Lake Anna State ParkVA8.9 mi. 
Purse State ParkMD38.3 mi. 
Caledon State ParkVA39.3 mi. 
United States National Slavery MuseumFredericksburgVA24.3 mi.(History)
James Madison MuseumOrangeVA26.9 mi.(History)
Library of VirginiaRichmondVA34.6 mi.(History)
Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA34.6 mi.(Art)
Black History Museum And Cultural CenterRichmondVA34.6 mi.(History)
Edgar Allen Poe MuseumRichmondVA34.6 mi.(History)
Toaster Museum FoundationCharlottesvilleVA41.6 mi.(Technology)
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA41.6 mi.(Art)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA58.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA67.7 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC71.1 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD106.4 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD106.4 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA112.4 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD117.3 mi.

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