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Lake Nelson - Facilities

Lake Nelson can be accessed from Route 29 near Colleen (Nelson County), then take Route 655 about 2.8 miles to Arrington; go through Arrington, then left on Route 812, go about 2.2 miles and watch for the sign. Turn left and follow the road to the lake.

Facilities include parking lot with mowed bank fishing area, portable toilets which are available March-September and a boat ramp. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries also owns a strip of land around the entire perimeter of the lake which is marked with metal T posts and the VDGIF property extends from the T posts to the lake. Visitors are permitted to use this area for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Lake information and regulations are posted on a sign next to the boat ramp.