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Mill Creek Reservoir

Mill Creek Reservoir is a 189-acre impoundment located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Amherst County. This is the largest of the three public reservoirs owned by the County and provides opportunities for fishing and family outings. The various facilities include picnic tables and grills, restrooms, play area, boat ramp, and associated parking. The lake is open year round but nighttime activities are prohibited except for fishing. Anglers are required to obtain a permit from the county to fish at night. Boats propelled by oar or electric motors are welcome but outboard motor use is prohibited.

Impounded in 1985, Mill Creek Lake provides a picturesque setting for visitors with mountain views and wooded shoreline. Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, channel catfish and yellow perch are all species that can be caught with bass and crappie the most sought after species by anglers. There is ample mowed bank fishing areas but this reservoir experiences high fishing pressure.