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Holliday Lake State Park

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Located in the heart of the Appomattox- Buckingham State Forest, Holliday lake is equipped with picnic tables, grills, fishing and swimming areas, and a hiking trail- everything needed for a memorable day outdoors.


Holliday Lake State Park is located in Central Virginia, just twelve miles from the Appomattox Courthouse National Park.

The park is a two hour drive from Richmond, a four hour drive from Virginia Beach, and a three and a half hour drive from Northern Virginia.


Holliday Lake is known for its ample supply of largemouth bass fishing. Fair chan pickerel and yellow perch can also be found in the lake.

Fishing is permitted with a valid fishing licence. Licences can be purchased in the park during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.).

Boating is also permitted on the lake. Boat rentals are available from the first week in April through the last weekend in October.

Rowboats, paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks can all be rented from the boat house.

Boat launching is available on the lake. Boats with gas motors are not permitted.

The Sunfish Aquatic Trail provides boaters with a trail on the water, complete with numbered stops and information about the environment along the way.

For land lovers, the park is equipped with five hiking trails. Lakeshore Trail, 6.3 miles in length, loops around the lake.

Picnic shelters are located near the lake and swimming beach. Shelters are equipped with picnic tables and grills.

A restroom is located nearby.

Shelter 2 has wheelchair accessibility.

Picnic Shelters can be reserved by calling the Reservation Center, 1-800-933-7275.

Overnight Accommodations

Holliday Lake State Park has a variety of available overnight accommodations.

Laurel Ridge and Redbud campgrounds both have electric and water hookups. They accommodate both tents and RVs.

Every site has a grill, picnic table, and a lantern post. Two vehicles can be accommodated per site.

Firewood is available for purchase at the park. Visitors are asked not to bring their own firewood into the park.

Boat launching and swimming are free for campers.

For large groups or family reunions, the group camping area is available.

The group camping area can accommodate up to 30 people. This is a tent only camping area, as the site does not have water or electric hookups.

A large shared grill is available in the group camping area.

The camping lodge is another option for overnight accommodation. Those staying at the camping lodge must book a minimum of two nights.

With seven bunkbeds, the lodge can sleep up to 14 people. Linens and pillows are not provided.

The lodge has a refrigerator, a coffeemaker, and a microwave. The outdoor deck has a fire ring, a water spigot, and a picnic shelter.

Lodge guests use the tent campground bath house, which is located nearby.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. until dusk
Location: Appomattox
Address: 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, VA , 24522
Telephone: (434) 248-6308
Web site:
Cost: $2 weekdays, $3 weekends
Latitude: 37.397239
Longitude: -78.640831
Categories: > Central Virginia. > State Parks.

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