Lake Airfield is located in Sussex and Southampton Counties, about eight miles south of Wakefield on Route 628. It is partially owned by VDGIF. It is surrounded by mixed pine and hardwood forest, with numerous cypress and tupelo trees along the shoreline. Water lilies are abundant in the shallow water and add some beauty to the lake. Those who discover its secrets know they’ll be rewarded with some nice fish.
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, 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.
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Although the fish biomass is low in the lake due to low nutrient levels, the fish creeled are generally quite large. Its acid-stained waters contain largemouth bass, black crappie, chain pickerel, fliers, bluegill, warmouth, and yellow perch. Aquatic vegetation is very dense during the growing season; so, it’s easiest to fish and boat the lake during winter or early spring.
Fishing is permitted from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.
A dirt-gravel boat ramp with ample parking is located on Route 628 near the dam.