Mountain Run

Mountain Run is another water supply reservoir near Culpeper. It’s a 75-acre lake with wooded shores and a county park. 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 are among the best found in a small impoundment in Northern Virginia.

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

Maps & Directions

Mountain Run is located just above Pelham Reservoir. Take Route 29 south from Culpeper, turn right on Route 718 to the lake.

Biologist Reports

More Information

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