Lake Maury is a 165-acre lake owned by the Mariner's Museum in Newport News. Built in 1931, it is the centerpiece of a 550-acre park and was named after Matthew Fontain Maury, a noted 19th century oceanographer and native Virginian. The museum is located at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 143. The lake contains a decent population of largemouth bass represented by high proportion of larger sized fish. In addition, some nice black crappie and white perch are available.
While the Museum improves the boating and fishing opportunities for Park guests, boating will be restricted to paddle-boat rentals only for 2016, and fishing will not be allowed for the duration of 2016.
For additional information on Lake Maury, please contact the boat house at 757-591-7799.
Fishing regulations have been set by the museum to be catch and release only. A Virginia state fishing license is required.