Lake Anna started out as land purchased by the Virginia Electric and Power Company (now Dominion). It was an 18,000 acre land purchase with farmlands with the North Anna & Pamunkey Rivers running through the land. It bordered 3 counties in Virginia, Spotsylvania, Louisa and Orange County.
The Power Company then created a Dam, the North Anna Dam to create what we now know as Lake Anna. The lake was expected to take 3 years to completely fill up, but because of the additional rainfall from Hurricane Agnes, the lake was completely full in 18 months.
Lake Anna then started developing into a rural area with waterfront living. With some 200 miles of shoreline, this gave the perfect opportunity for many to have waterfront homes on beautiful Lake Anna.
The real estate at Lake Anna, is still growing, yet keeps its rural feel to it. Over the last couple of years Lake Anna has seen a growth in amenities along the main thoroughfare of Lake Anna. Many new restaurants have also shown up in the past few years as well.
The fishing at Lake Anna is one of the best in Virginia. With many fishing guides in the area, you can always find someone to take you out on the waters and show you the best places to fish at.
The development of a golf course across from the Food Lion shopping center is adding yet another dimension to the Lake Anna area.
The Lake Anna State Park brings yet more to the area for “things to do”. There are many watersports that are enjoyed on Lake Anna, as well as off water sports and events for you to enjoy.
Lake Anna is finding more people that have made Lake Anna their permanent home. But vacationers are still making their way here to enjoy the wonderful waters of Lake Anna.
Many buy a home for vacationing until they can make their way here as a full time resident. With so many options to enjoy Lake Anna, you want to see why so many call it home.
City Data gives a wide range of facts and statistics of each of the counties that surround Lake Anna.