Lake Anna is a 13,000 acre reservoir in the rolling fields and forested triangle formed by the cities of Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, and Richmond, Virginia. The lake was created by Virginia Electric and Power Company, now Dominion Energy, Inc., in 1972 to serve as a recreational lake and provide cooling water for the North Anna Power Station.

Water Quality

The week before Memorial Day, May 24–30, 2021, marks the seventeenth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Nationwide, communities will be collaborating and engaging in discussion about how to maximize the health benefits of water-based physical activity while minimizing the risk of recreational water–associated illness and injury.  See all about the Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - 2021 at

LACA's Water Quality (WQ) team and Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regularly monitor the lake and streams in the watershed.   DEQ monitors the lake on a monthly basis.  LACA monitors water quality parameters four times a year in April, June, August and October.  LACA also works with DEQ and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to monitor for harmful algae blooms.  Our algae and water quality data are available in the WQ Data pages.  

Environmental Preservation 

An expansion of the former LACA Environmental Education Committee, the Environmental Preservation Committee has turned its focus on the causes of the recent Harmful Algae Blooms, potential remediation and possible solutions to the issue.  As a result they are also looking at other detrimental impacts to the beauty and enjoyment of Lake Anna.

Learn more about these important issues and ways you can help by clicking here.

LACA Annual Fireworks Display

The 2021 fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 3rd.  The 2021 shoot, which is always fully funded by donations from our friends and family at Lake Anna, will begin at dusk from Dike 2 and is visible by boat from both sides of the lake.  It is also visible from properties within site of the Dike.  

Please click here to learn more about our fireworks show.  To support the annual shoot by donating, click here. 

LACA wishes Len Alexander a happy 80th birthday.  His wife Linda and five other families donated to this year’s LACA fireworks show in honor of Len and his birthday.  We thank Linda and the Dorna, Olson, Hughes, Holden and Komatz families for their donations in honor of Len's special birthday.

Emergency Services & Safety

As the summer boating season begins, there are numerous things you should check before heading out on the lake.  In addition to ensuring your boat is in good operating condition, you should make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment on board.  There are other tips to keep you and your passengers and others safe.

The committee also encourages everyone to be aware of your surroundings and know the various 911 emergency markings such as the bridge signs, yellow dock signs and island signs. 

To learn more click here

Land Use

Four Seasons Resort at Lake Anna is a planned RV Resort with 300 lots along the Upper Pamunkey Creek near the Route 522 Bridge. The developers have proposed a marina, a boat launch, a swimming area and 300 on-water boat slips.

The land is currently zoned R-A or Resort-Agriculture. To proceed, the developer is requesting a Special Use Permit from Spotsylvania County.

There is currently a virtual community meeting being held and feedback is being requested. Feedback must be received by March 1st, 2021. 

To learn more about this proposal and LACA commentary, please click here.

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  • Support in the fight to defeat harmful Algae Blooms and the No-Swim Advisories that accompany them.

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