Lake Thompson

Important Notices for this Waterbody

Notice
Lake Thompson Drained, Access Road ClosedLake Thompson, a 10-acre lake on the Virginia DGIF’s G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County, experienced yet another draining this summer (2019). The lake is currently at minimum depth and pool. The access road to the lake for launching boats and handicapped parking is closed until further notice.

Lake Thompson is a 10-acre lake on the Virginia DGIF’s G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County.

To reach Lake Thompson, take Interstate 66 to the west of Marshall, VA. Take exit 18 to (Route 688) at Markham, VA. Travel north on Route 688 for about 4 miles. Along the way, you will pass by the first WMA parking lot on your left. Continue to travel up 688 past the orchard and winery until you see the second parking lot on the left for Lake Thompson.

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, 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.

Biologist Reports

More Information

For more information of Lake Thompson, please contact:

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
1320 Belman Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 899-4169