Mountain Run is another water supply reservoir near Culpeper. It's a 75-acre lake with wooded shores. Largemouth bass provide good fishing, and there are also crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and an excellent redear sunfish population. The channel catfish and brown bullhead populations, as documented by sampling in 2008, are among the best found in a small impoundment in Northern Virginia.
Grass carp were stocked in 2002 to reduce the amount of aquatic vegetation.
Mountain Run has a nice, if narrow, boat ramp along with a courtesy pier. There is also good shore fishing. A picnic shelter and playground are in the park adjacent to the lake.
Permits are required for fishing and boating and can be obtained from the Town of Culpeper. Permit fees are $25 for boating and $10 for fishing and are good for the calendar year of purchase.
Permits are sold weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm at:
The Office of the Treasurer
400 South Main Street, Suite 109
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 829-8220