Nottoway Lake

Nottoway Lake is a scenic 188-acre impoundment located in Nottoway County, Virginia. With exceptional cover and a wooded shoreline, this lake offers a great opportunity for anglers to catch several warmwater species of fish in a rural setting. The lake was impounded in 1978 and opened to fishing just two years later. Most of the standing timber was left at that time as fish cover in the lake.

The lake was stocked in 1978 with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and Florida strain largemouth bass. In 1979, Nottoway Lake was stocked again with largemouth bass. That year, channel catfish stockings of 25 per acre began and have continued in almost every other year since.

The lake is owned and managed by the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. To reach this wonderful fishing experience, take Route 606 north off of Route 460 near the town of Blackstone, Virginia. Follow the signs for the public fishing lake to Nottoway Lake.

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 »