Holliday Lake State Park

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Holliday Lake State Park

General Information

Deep in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Holliday Lake is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill is popular. Swimming at the park's guarded beach and the "Critter Hole" play area are visitor favorites. The park has several hiking trails, including a connector trail to the 10.2-mile Carter Taylor Multi-use Trail for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. Visitors enjoy its campgrounds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, seasonal concession stand, gift shop and boat ramp. The park rents canoes, kayaks, jon boats, stand-up paddleboards and paddle boats. Holliday Lake is just minutes from the famous Appomattox Court House National Historical Park where Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 ending the American Civil War in Virginia.


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Access via State Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. 60 and from Routes 626, 640 and 692. Approximately 12 miles from the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

Its address is 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, VA 24522; Latitude, 37.395945. Longitude, -78.640327.

Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours

Note: Visitors driving from Buckingham County via Route 636 may want to avoid Routes 614 and 640, which have gravel, and proceed west to Route 24.

Park Size

560 acres. Lake: 119 acres.

Contact Information

2759, State Park Road, Appomattox County, Virginia, 24522, United States
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