Boating & Swimming
The Appomattox River forms the northern most border of Prince Edward County and is part of a Blueway through the Town of Farmville starting at Wilcks' Lake. This river is a major tributary starting in Appomattox and flowing to Petersburg. Fishing, kayaking and canoeing are enjoyed throughout the length. Click here to learn more.
The Farmville Blueway Paddle Trail is a four mile stream corridor maintained for recreational canoeing and kayaking. The blueway includes portions of Wilcks Lake, Buffalo Creek and the Appomattox River. Paddle times range from one hour to three depending on the length of the trail and water conditions.
The Friends of the Appomattox organization is a group of citizens in the Prince Edward County area who have come together to promote river conservation and responsible recreation on this local waterway.
Sandy River Reservoir is a 740-acre water supply impoundment located in Prince Edward County. Sandy River Reservoir is owned by the county of Prince Edward with fisheries management responsibilities belonging to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Briery Creek Lake is an 845-acre lake that is owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is within the Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area in Prince Edward County.
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In the heart of central Virginia, this historic park offers a full array of cultural, environmental and recreational activities. Overnight accommodations include a campground, group camping and climate-controlled cabins.
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Located in downtown Farmville, Virgina, Wilcks Lake Park is a quiet park with a large lake that allows canoes and kayaks as well as a long beach for sunning yourself, and a playground just for kids!
Last Updated: December 15, 2016