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Beaverdam Lake / Park - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Destination Report
Nearest City: Gloucester, VA

Description:

The lake has been in existence since 1990. The flooded areas consisted of open fields, woods, wetlands and about 3 miles of streams. The average depth of the lake is 12 feet & the maximum depth is 25 feet.

There are 11 fish attractors, tree tops chained to stumps, located throughout the lake. The sites are marked & have tie up rings for your convenience.

Beaverdam Park has something for everyone with its' 635 acre lake and 1,340 acres of natural splendor. Beaverdam is open 7 days/week and is located in the central part of Gloucester county.

Some of the fish Found in Beaverdam Lake include American Eel, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Creek Chub sucker, Midminnow, Mosquito fish, Pirate Perch, White Perch, Red fin and Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Golden Shiner, Sunfish - Blue spotted Pumpkinseed, Redbreast and Red ear.

Accommodations:

The Smith Picnic Shelter and Whitcomb Lodge at the Roaring Springs Road Entrance and the Beaverdam Picnic Shelter at the Farys Mill Entrance are available for use and can be reserved for a fee. Picnics, meetings, weddings and family reunions can be accommodated. Several picnic areas with charcoal grills are also available.

Fees:

Rental Fees:
Canoes and Kayaks $ 5 per hour/$15 per day
Paddleboats $ 3 per 1/2 hour/$ 5 per hour
Jon Boat $15 per day
Jon Boat with motor & battery $15 per hour/ $30 per day
Personal Flotation devices and paddles provided with all rentals.
Annual Boat Launch $60
Annual Canoe Launch $30
Daily Boat Launch $6
Daily Canoe Launch $3
Whitcomb Lodge—$60 for 5 hours, $100 for 6 or more hours.
Shelters—$30 for 5 hours, $50 for all day
Virginia Fresh Water Fishing License required for anyone over the age of 15.

Directions:

PDF file of directions:
www.gloucesterva.info/Portals/0/pr/documents/parks/DirectionstoBeaverdamPark.pdf

From Richmond, VA:
Interstate 64 East take Exit 220 - Route 33 - West Point
Travel about 14 miles (you will cross 2 draw bridges) then turn right onto - Route 14 East
Go about 6 miles to the stop sign then turn right onto - Route 17 South
Go 7.9 miles to the 3rd stoplight and turn left onto - Route 17 Business - this is Main Street, the first road on the left (approximately 300 yards) is Roaring Springs Road. Beaverdam Park is at the end of this road - (approximately 2 to 2.5 miles).

Contact:

Beaverdam Park can be contacted to receive more information.
Call 804-693-2107 or email pmcgrath@gloucesterva.info


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