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Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

(540) 372-1086
6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401


This lovely oasis within easy reach of town provides a multitude of recreational opportunities. The 860-acre natural area, including the 160-acre reservoir, is a haven for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. It also serves the residents of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County with drinking water.

You may bring your own boat (ELECTRIC MOTORS ONLY) to launch on the lake, or fish from the banks. Handicap fishing pier available. A fee is charged for fishing and boat launching area. Valid fishing license required. Bait available for purchase.

No swimming, horseback riding, or all-terrain vehicles permitted. Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails.

The park features an orienteering course, nature center (open weekend afternoons only), over 4 miles of hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, and jon boat, canoe, and kayak rentals.
View Motts Run Reservoir Trail on a map here.

Motts Reservoir is CLOSED for the 2020 Season due to budget restrictions.