Amelia Lake is a 100-acre impoundment located entirely within Amelia Wildlife Management Area in Amelia County, Virginia. The lake is owned and managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The impoundment is located close enough to Richmond for convenient access to boating and fishing or other recreational activities on the management area.
Amelia Lake is managed to provide a warmwater fishery comprised of largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. The lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, which results in high catch rates of small fish for anglers. This impoundment is well suited for beginning anglers who are interested in catching fish that aren't necessarily trophies.
Amelia Lake can be reached by travelling on 360 to State Route 604 North. Once on 604, simply follow the signs to the lake.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will require an Access Permit for visitors to department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes effective January 1, 2012, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration. Learn more about the Access Permit »