Horsepen Lake

Horsepen Lake is a 19-acre impoundment located entirely within the Horsepen Wildlife Management Area in Buckingham County, Virginia. The lake is one of several department-owned lakes created in the 1930's.

The lake underwent repairs on the riser tower after the lake developed serious leaks in 2001. The impoundment is now full and was restocked in the summer of 2002. Fishing reopened in the spring of 2005. Horsepen is managed for warmwater fish species including largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish.

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 »