Lake Anna Winery
A popular destination located in Spotsylvania County is the Lake Anna Winery. The Lake Anna Winery is open year round for tours and events. The Lake Anna Winery is part of the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail and hosts the Annual Heart of Virginia Wine Trail Chili Cookoff held in January and the Annual Caribbean Wine Festival held in August. The Lake Anna Winery began with the planting of grapes in 1983 by Bill and Ann Heidig on Heidig farm located in Spotsylvania. The first first commercial sale came in 1984 and in 1988 the Lake Anna Winery was established. The winery was adapted from a barn built for dairy cows and was completed in 1990. For a complete history of the winery, the wines and the wine maker, please visit the Lake Anna Winery website!
Lake Anna State Park
The Lake Anna State Park is located within Spotsylvania County and includes over 2,800 acres and 10 miles of lake front property. The Lake Anna State Park offers 11 hiking trails totaling 15 miles. The majority of the hiking trails are rated easy and park guides are available for those visiting. The Lake Anna State Park offers swimming on the beach memorial day through labor day for a per person cost. Along with the swimming beach there is a snack bar concession and bathhouse. Swimming hours vary and visitors should check the Lake Anna State Park website to verify current hours. The latest posted hours included:
- All weekends and holidays: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Weekdays May 25 – June 7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Weekdays June 10 – Aug. 30: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- The snack bar is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., except on weekdays from May 25 to June 7, when it’s open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Camping at Lake Anna
If camping is your interest, there are several different campgrounds and camping facilities located in the Lake Anna region. The two most popular campgrounds in Lake Anna are the Lake Anna State Park and Christopher Run Campground. The Lake Anna State Park offers camp sites, a bunkhouse and cabins. All cabins have 2 bedrooms, wood frame construction and a metal tin roof. Each cabin will sleep six with a queen sized bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living room. The Camping Lodge, or bunkhouse, at the Lake Anna State Park is located next to the bathhouse. The building a two room trailer that offers seven bunk beds. The camp sites available in the campground offer no water or electric hookups but do provide fire rings, picnic tables and lantern holders. Christopher Run Campground is located in Louisa County area of Lake Anna on Zachary Taylor Highway. The campground offers both camp sites and cabins for both types of campers. There are bath houses located throughout the grounds, boat tie ups for those wishing to enjoy the lake with their boats, a recreation hall and many more amenities.
Golf at Lake Anna
The Lake Anna area now boosts two golf courses for those wishing to enjoy some time on the green. The Tanyard Golf Club is available year round. The Greens at Tanyard Golf Club offers 18 holes and is a semi private facility offering public play as well. This golf course is the host to several area golf tournaments. The Greens at Tanyard began in 1983 as the Louisa Country Club and was developed from a large dairy farm. In 1996, members had bought the golf course and began making improvements. Popular golf course architect Tom Clark redesigned the 18 hole course. In 2014, Lake Anna will have a second golf course in the area. The semi private Cutalong golf course is currently on schedule to open in the fall of 2014 and will offer an 18 hole golf course also designed by Tom Clark. Each of the 18 holes was inspired by one of the classics and includes features that highlight the locale and history of the site.
Fishing on Lake Anna
Lake Anna offers fishing for seven different types of species. The most popular are the large mouth bass, striped bass and crappie. In addition to these three, anglers also enjoy fishing for Walleye, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, as well as White and Yellow Perch. Lake Anna is the host of numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year that bring hundreds of visitors to the lake region annually. Fishing on Lake Anna is a favorite past time for both the young and the young at heart!