Lake Anna Campground offers sites with and without water and electric hookups, centrally located restrooms with hot showers, fire-rings, picnic tables and lantern holders. Half the sites may be specifically reserved; the rest are assigned upon arrival. A table showing site-specific sites can be found here (PDF). Click here for pictures of the sites.
One bunkhouse - No weekly requirement.
The park rents a camping lodge (bunkhouse) that's next to the bathhouse in the north camping loop. The bunkhouse is not a full-service lodge. The north loop's bathhouse includes the only restroom facilities for your stay. It's a two-room trailer with seven bunk beds, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffee pot and an air conditioner. The bunkhouse also has a charcoal grill and deck outside. Cooking and smoking are not permitted inside the lodge. Five vehicles are permitted with rental of the lodge; the daily parking fee must be paid for additional vehicles.
Recreational yurts are a modern adaptation of an ancient nomadic shelter. Functionally speaking, it's a cross between a tent and a cabin. Lake Anna has four yurts in the back section of the campground and tucked neatly into a wooded area for privacy and extra shade. Each yurt has a large wooden deck and includes a ground-level picnic pad with a picnic table, fire-ring and separate cooking grill. Reservations are required. Parking for two cars per yurt is at the beginning of the "yurt village," and carts are available for moving items from there to the yurts on a gravel trail. Those with more than two vehicles must pay a daily parking fee and park in overflow lots located throughout the campground. Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m. The rental season begins on the first Friday in March and ends on the first Sunday in December. Cabin rental and cancellation policies apply. There is a two-night minimum rental during the rest of camping season.
Lake Anna state park is a hidden gem! If your looking for long nature walks along the lake ( make sure you stay long enough to watch the sun set over the water) AMAZING , it has a nice clean beach area WITH grills just don’t forget to bring your charcoal , a playground , tons of fishing spots everywhere in the park , camping in cabins and or tents , boat ramp access , bathhouses and outdoor water showers to spray all the sand away , you can even get married at lake Anna state park if your looking for an idea . You most definitely have to check this state park out for yourself and explore anything else I didn’t mention !
We absolutely love this camp ground. It has spacious camp sites with a great amount of natural shade. The swimming area is clean and very family oriented. It has great hiking trails and if your looking for a relaxing fishing afternoon, they have some of the nicest fishing piers with ample sitting area. The sunsets over the water are priceless. Our grandchildren love that they are able to bike ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Love paddling around this park. Nice sites, well-maintained, close to Lake Anna Winery, Lake Anna Tap House, and Vito’s Pizza (among other things).
Tim’s on The Lake is a great little family spot nearby too. Plus there’s putt-putt, arcades, a deli, and an ice cream shop.
As I've mentioned in other reviews, I grew up on Lake Anna. Much of my childhood was spent on the lake, so maybe I'm a little biased, but I love it here. Lake Anna State Park is small, but very nice with a lot of amenities. There are a relatively small number of campsites, so plan you trip in advance, especially during holiday weekends.
The place has plenty to offer though. Fishing, hiking trials, horseback trails, an old gold mine, the lake, a gift shop, biking trails, picnic tables, and probably anything else you need. There are cabins that you can rent as well.
As far as the lake goes, definitely try out some water sports while you're visiting. There are also some really good fishing spots.
Be sure to check out Lake Anna Winery and Coyote Hole Ciderworks. The latter of the two is my favorite place to grab an adult drink in the area. If you're looking for some sea food, you can drive your boat (if you have one) right up to Tim's On The Lake and grab a bite to eat. After your meal you can walk along the small boardwalk and grab some ice cream from one of the shops below the restaurant.
Be warned, once you visit, you're going to want to buy a house on Lake Anna.
Very nice, plenty to see and do, but very crowded and noisy, even after quite time.
Lots of things to do and huge.
The campground is well off the main road which means you have very little noise and light pollution. We camped in our smaller tent and had the rain fly off so we could stare at the stars all night. It was awesome.
The sites feel close together and many are exposed albeit a few seem sectioned off. We came in the summer and those trees helped create a cozier feel, but we could definitely see people and hear everyone else's conversations. In fact, there was a lodge about 400' away from our campsite and we could hear them until around 10pm. Seemed like a younger crowd, so no harm no foul.
It was insanely hot when we went. Something like 100% humidity and 93 F in the day. It only got down to 74 F at night which meant we were constantly sweating unless we were in front of our little battery powered fan. Oh, that sweet little fan paid for itself. Honestly, it was so hot I think we could have easily called it quits after the first night.
The lake is a 15 minute walk down a clear trail called Campground Walkway Trail. There is a pretty intense climb that is much harder coming back, so probably best to leave the flip flops and go shoes or hiking sandals. The trail takes you to a semi-private beach. It is close to the main beach, but it is separated by a wall. The real treat is if you take the loop along the water called the Railroad Ford Trail. It's 1.5 miles that takes you along a gentle slope along the water. That's where I took my pics hanging the hammock.
The boat traffic was LOUD and could be heard all the way at our camp site. They really know how to start early and stay late.
Wildlife is minimal including snakes. The campground host said a woman was bit by a copperhead recently on her exposed big toe. There are quite a few spiders since you are so close to the water, but the insects were not bad within the campground. A couple got into the tent, but I didn't dare tell the wife.
The campground hosts checked in frequently and were VERY nice. The showers were free and expansive. There was even a coke machine with many outlets for people to charge their devices.
Overall, this was a good campsite that will be better suited to Spring/Autumn weather conditions. If you are going to get in the water, try and stay somewhere else unless the weather cools down while you are there or you have a way to escape the heat.
Wonderful place, very beautiful! of courses, horses loved It too!
For being a state park, Lake Anna is one of the best I've been to. Although we only tent camped, I noticed a lot of things about the campground that would welcome RVs as well. There were large back-in sites as well as pull-through sites. There was also a dump station. Campers can choose sites with or without electricity. This campground is ADA accessible with the lantern hangers having lower hooks for those in wheelchairs, and at least one of the cabins has a wheelchair ramp. The bath house was clean, and I especially liked the privacy of individual shower rooms. Since it is a state park, it lacks some amenities that privately owned campgrounds have, but camping in a state park is about enjoying the natural features of the park, There are opportunities for motor boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, etc. The only downside I found was that the grass really needed mowing. Even though there had been a few rainy days, the grass at our campsite was knee high and higher.
Such a lovely campground. Large sites, nice facilities and lots of stuff to do nearby. Hiking right within park.