Lake Anna is approximately 17 miles (27 km) long from tip to tip, with 200 miles (320 km) of shoreline. The lake is divided into two sides: the public side (also known as the “cold” side) and the private side, working as a cooling pond (also known as the “hot” side). The public side is roughly 9,000 acres (36 km2), while the private side is roughly 4,000 acres (16 km2). The private side is formed of three main bodies of water, connected by navigable canals. The public side has several marinas and boat launches, including a boat ramp at the state park. The public side sees significantly higher boat traffic than the private side, especially on summer weekends.
The public side is known as the “cold” side because it provides water to cool the generators at the power plant; the private or “hot” side receives warm water discharge from the power plant. The private side can be substantially warmer than the public side, especially near the discharge point, where it can be too hot for swimming. The private side has an extended water sports season. Some water circulates back out of the private side into the public side through underground channels; consequently, the public side is warmer in the southern area near the dam. In the winter, some fish migrate to these warmer waters.
We are located at the top Lake Anna Destination, The Boardwalk at Lake Anna. This delightful family fun spot. The property includes the lakes best restaurant Tim’s at Lake Anna, Mini Golf, an arcade, an amazing ice cream shop and a water sports store. The prime location for retail shops, dining, and waterfront fun. Enjoy some rest and relaxation and great fun with family and friends in a tranquil setting against the breathtaking views of Lake Anna.
Members can go east or west from our marina and explore the expansive lake. Watersports are a top activity on the lake. The Boardwalk activities are certain to add a great start and finish to your day.
While staying in Lake Anna, be sure to explore the 250 miles of shoreline and 13,000 acres of gorgeous water. You can easily spend an entire day on the lake soaking up the sun and having fun, whether you are boating, fishing, hiking one of the many beautiful trails offered at the Lake Anna State Park or simply relaxing on the lake’s sandbar. Take a break from the sun to discover all the unique shops and restaurants throughout the area. Stop in at a locally-owned eatery for a delicious meal provided with true hospitality. There are numerous retail shops and small markets around the lake where you are sure to find that special item you’ve been searching for.
The fleet includes a variety of pontoon, fishing, watersport, cruising, and family boats for you to enjoy. Variety is indeed the spice of life! The fleet is maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and functionality. Most of our boats are equipped with GPS chart plotters to make exploring the river a little easier and safer. All boats have a waterway chart, a VHF marine radio, and all USCG required safety equipment on board. Boating simply doesn’t get any better.