Notice (Updated 5/26/15): Due to significant vandalism that occurred the weekend of May 23, 2015, the handicapped-accessible fishing pier at Lake Chesdin is closed until repairs can made. Please check back in early June for an update on an anticipated re-opening date.
Lake Chesdin is a 3,100-acre water supply reservoir on the Chesterfield-Dinwiddie County line administered by the Appomattox River Water Authority. Lake Chesdin is a very productive lake that offers excellent largemouth bass fishing, good crappie fishing (both black and white) in spring and fall, and a great channel catfish fishery. Recent walleye and striped bass stockings will eventually provide anglers with additional fishing opportunities. The abundant forage base, primarily in the form of gizzard shad, will hopefully aid in creating quality walleye and striped bass populations. Past striped bass stocking have shown positive results with experienced anglers catching striped bass up to 25 pounds.
The public boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing pier are open 24 hours a day. There are three private marinas with boat ramps, rental boats, bait, tackle, camping, and picnicking.