Lee Hall Reservoir - Facilities
Lee Hall is another excellent family spot, providing playgrounds, campgrounds, picnic shelters, nature trails, boat ramps, boat rentals, and some shore fishing. Newport News Park rents boats from two locations on the reservoir. Boats can be rented year round from the campsite office which is located off of Route 143 to the west of the main entrance. Boats can also be rented on weekends and holidays during the summer from the Lee Hall Fishing Area in the middle of the park. Boat rental/day, per licensed fisherman is $4.00 plus tax. Boat rental after 3PM is $3 plus tax per fisherman. Senior rates are available.
Private boats can be launched from both of these areas. A daily fee of $4 is required to launch private boats, or an annual permit may be purchased for $40. Gasoline-powered outboards are prohibited. Anglers are required to purchase a daily fishing permit for $1.50 if they plan on fishing from the pier and the adjacent shoreline area. Anglers are also required to have a valid VA state fishing license to fish Lee Hall Reservoir. An access area located at the Route 143 bridge allows anglers to launch private boats for easier access to the middle basin. Additional information on boat rentals can be obtained by calling the Newport News Department of Parks and Recreation at (757) 886-7912.