Lunenburg Lake

Important Notices

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Description

Lunenberg Lake, known by most locals as “the reservoir,” is great for a quiet afternoon walk with its combination of open water, marshland and woodland making for some interesting wildlife observations. The lake attracts waterfowl, especially during migration and winter. Resident species include belted kingfishers, whose noisy rattle can often be heard around the lake. Great blue herons drop in from time-to-time, while green herons are regularly found in the summer months.

Search the banks of the lake for numerous dragonflies, including eastern amberwing, eastern pondhawk, common whitetail, and at times, prince baskettail. The stream that drains the lake is also worth a look for an occasional migrant waterthrush, including both northern and Louisiana. The creek also supports common musk turtle, which can sometimes be found basking out in the open.

The Town of Victoria has been developing a network of trails that will connect Lunenburg Lake, Victoria Railroad Park, the Tobacco Heritage Trail, and Lunenburg Airport.

Notes:

  • Parking is available, but limited.
  • The access road into the lake is rough.

Directions

Physical Address: 1000 Marshall Avenue, Victoria, VA 23974

From Keysville, travel east on VA-40 E/ Lunenburg County Rd for 13.9 miles. Turn left onto VA-40 E/ VA-49 N and travel 3.4 miles. Turn right onto Main St and continue 0.5 miles.  Turn left onto 1st St, traveling 0.3 miles, then make a right onto Marshall Ave and follow it to the lake. Turn left onto the dirt road behind the VFW Building to get to the lake.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Town of Victoria: 434-696-2343, info@victoriava.net
  • Website
  • Access: Free, open daily sunrise to sunset

Birds Recently Seen at Lunenburg Lake (as reported to eBird)

  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Song Sparrow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking