The Powhatan Ponds are three small ponds of nine, eight, and two acres respectively, located on the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The Bass and the Sunfish ponds contain largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, redear, pumpkinseed sunfish, and catfish. They produce 6-8 inch redear and bluegill, and good numbers of 10-14 inch bass. Look for small crappie spawning along the dams in late April. The Catfish Pond is stocked annually with keeper size channel cats.
All of these ponds are good spots to bring young anglers who like to have a lot of action. There is a dirt ramp at the upper and lower ponds for carry-in car tops and canoes. Only electric motors are allowed and these ponds are open 0.5 hour before sunrise until 11:00 p.m.
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.
Maps & Directions
Take U.S. Route 60 west to Route 627 at Smith’s Crossroads, turn left and go to the Route 662 entrance to the WMA. Map