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Buggs Island Lake
(also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir) A 50,000-acre lake in with over 800 miles of shoreline, is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south. Day use areas, 30 boat launches, and boat rentals are available, as are secluded lakefront properties. A fishing pier has been constructed to meet the needs of handicapped fishing enthusiasts.
Phone: 434-738-6101
www.saw.usace.army.mil/jhkerr/index.htm

Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston is 34 miles long, and provides 20,300 acres of surface area with over 350 miles of shoreline. This beautiful lake offers ideal facilities for fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports.
Phone: 252-425-4380
www.lakegaston.com/

Occoneechee State Park
Located on a wooded peninsula of Buggs Island Lake, this park encompasses 2,690 acres and is a haven for anglers, vacation campers, and nature lovers. The park offers boat-launching facilities, nature trails, Campgrounds, and exhibits on the history of the Occoneechee Indians. The park also features a 15-mile multipurpose trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Phone: 434-374-2210
www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/occ.shtml

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
VDGIF is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Department has an operational budget of approximately $50.1 million and an employment level of 465 salaried staff.
Phone: 804-367-1000
www.dgif.state.va.us


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