Virginia.gov

Fluvanna Ruritan

Located in Northwestern Fluvanna County, this public lake was developed with support from the Fluvanna Ruritan Club, which secured the location and land for the lake. County residents fondly refer to this lake as Ruritan Lake.

Constructed in 1956, this 50-acre lake lies in the gently rolling Piedmont of Virginia. Remnants of an old mill now lie submerged under ten feet of water in the center of the lake. Each spring, visitors to the lake are greeted by a burst of color from the numerous Mountain Laurel and dogwood trees along the shoreline. Fall brings an explosion of rainbow colors as the trees herald the approaching winter. The heavily wooded shoreline interrupted by only a few homes nestled along the northern portion of this rural lake guarantees a quiet and restful visit.

Access Permit Requirement

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 »