Let’s Go Fishin’

This past week, Jim & I drove to Twin Lakes State Park. It was a warm spring day and a perfect time to go on a drive in the country! We found that there wasn’t much activity going on.. maybe a handful of families camping out. Both lakes are dark brown from tannin, but according to a few people we encountered, the fishing was good… crappie and brim were caught from Goodwin Lake. They even caught a large mouth bass in Prince Edward Lake.

We drove by their conference center and it appears to be a good facility for family reunions, wedding receptions, conferences. At the main entrance we saw an announcement for an upcoming event: April 5, 2008, Twin Lakes Family Bluegrass Festival, featuring the Bluegrass Brothers, Shallow Creek and country Fried Grass bands. The music starts at 1 pm with gates being open at 9 am. Parking lot pickin’ is encouraged. No dogs allowed in concert area. Overnight camping is available at the park and food is available. Tickets are $10 (advance sales) and $15 at the gate. No refunds. Will be held on Prince Edward Lake at Cedar Crest Conference Center. Call 804-561-0705 for more information.
Other lakes with driving distance to Blackstone, Va are:
Amelia Lake
Briery Creek Lake
Brunswick Lake
Chesdin Reservoir
Great Creek Watershed Lake
Nottoway Lake
Sandy River Reservoir
Swift Creek Lake
Fort Pickett Lakes

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website has a great amount of information with some photos. I also found a lot of information on Virginia’s Retreat website.

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