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Category Archives: Outdoors

Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center

Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center is managed by Louisa County Parks and Recreation. The center is equipped with various-sized rooms available for rent for meetings and social events. For a minimum of 3 hours, which includes set up and clean up time, the Great Room, our largest room, requires a $50 per hour rental fee (plus a deposit of $100 which will be refunded within 30 days providing the room is returned to it’s original condition).  The kitchen at the Betty Queen Center is not available for public use. A kitchenette is available for rent in the Craft Room. Meeting Room and Craft Room rental fees may apply depending on reason for meeting and/or time of meeting.

Betty Queen Center Playground
Available for citizens of Louisa County is the Betty Queen Center playground area, which includes a large play structure with spiral slide, wave slide, and zip slide, a clover leaf climber, and a mega rock climber. There is also a sky runner, swings, and a whirlwind seat. Also included is a fun-semble musical station. This play area is for elementary school aged youth.

Betty Queen Center Pavilion
This pavilion located across from the Louisa Aquatic Facility at 530 Industrial Drive is available to rent for your birthday party or small event. Included are six picnic tables and two charcoal grills. The fee is $20 for a three hour rental reservation. Security deposit of $25 is required, but will be refunded providing area is left clean after use.

Fitness Trail & Workout Equipment
Wrapped around the playground area, Health Department, aquatic facility, and the back of the Betty Queen Center is a fitness trail available for all Louisa citizens. As part of the trail, there is fitness equipment (air walker, back stretch machine, chest press, rowing machine, sit up board, dip bar, and push up bar) which can be used to enhance workout. Open daylight hours.

522 Industrial Drive
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-4420
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Boardwalk Miniature Golf

Boardwalk Miniature Golf on Lake Anna, VA! We are a professionally designed 18 hole miniature golf course & have 9 handicapped accessible holes.

200 Boardwalk Way

Mineral, VA
(540) 547-8980

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Bowlers Mill Lake

75-acre lake and boat ramp ramp located on Bowlers Mill Road off James Madison Highway south of Gordonsville. This lake area is open year round: from sunup to sundown. Gas powered motors are prohibited. Fishing by permit only which may be purchased at the Louisa Treasurer’s Office (540) 967-3435 or Gordonsville Sports Supply (540) 832-7013.

Bumpass-Buckner Park

Located at 70 Bumpass-Buckner Park off Bumpass Road, this 18-acre community park includes picnic shelter and tables, playground equipment, and walking trail. Pavilion reservations are available by contacting Louisa County Parks & Recreation.
(540) 967-4420
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Christopher Run Campground

Christopher Run Campground is a family run business. Three generations of the Bazzanella family are involved in the day to day operations, so camping here is not just going to a resort its like coming home. The campground has 200 campsites, a lakeside group camping area, 10 cabins and 5 full service lodges. Canoes and jon boats are available for rent. There is a playground, a beach area, mini golf, a game room, a 50 wet slip marina, 6 boat ramps, a laundry room, bathhouses and a large air conditioned pavilion. Located on 13,600 acre Lake Anna, there is fun for the whole family. The whole family will enjoy mini golfing along beautiful Lake Anna. Open to the public.

6478 Zachary Taylor Hwy
Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 894-4744
www.christopherruncampground.com

Colechester Equines

Horseback riding for all ages and levels. Public trail riding available. Lessons, parties, trail rides, pony rides available year round. Please call to set up an appointment. Horse training available, please ask for other services.
2568 New Bridge Road
Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 894-4700

Easy Keeper Farm

Providing friendly, professional instruction in hunt seat riding just a few minutes north of the town of Louisa.  Also offering children’s camp programs, birthday parties, pony rides, and special activities for groups at their beautiful forty-acre facility. No trail rides. All programs are by appointment only.
3523 Goldmine Road
Louisa, Virginia 23093
(540) 748-2288
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Elizabeth Trice Walton Park

Located in the Town of Mineral, Walton Park offers an ideal location for outdoor festivals with a stage, optional power and more.

(540) 967-4420
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Grace Adams Davis Memorial Playground Luck Field

Adjoining Luck Field in Mineral, a playground for children of all ages. Open during daylight hours.

76 Louisa Avenue
Mineral, VA 23117

HighPoint Marina

Full service marina that sells ethanol free gas. Launching, storage, boat sales and repair, tackle store and much more.

4634 Courthouse Rd.
Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 895-5249

Holly Grove Ruritan Club Park

Playground area and walking trail open during daylight hours.

Lake Anna Beach and Marina

The place for affordable family fun! Enjoy our white sand beaches, picnic area, and snack bar for a relaxing day on the lake. We have inner tube rentals, pontoon, jet ski, and paddle boat rentals. We are a full service marina, offering wet slips, dry storage, gas dock, boat sales and services, and store for all your marine needs. Group rates for family or company picnics. Beautiful setting for weddings. Camping upon request.

349 Pleasant Landing Road
Bumpass, VA 23024
540-872-0611

Lake Anna Outfitters

Offering canoe, kayak, paddleboard & paddle boat rentals. We can help you plan a half or full day paddling route with logistical support and more. Give us a call to arrange your visit. We sell and rent sit-in and sit-on-top Emotion kayaks.

Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna State Park has more than 13 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children’s and handicapped fishing pond.
6800 Lawyers Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
(800) 933-PARK

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Lake Anna State Park Cabins

The park has 10 two-bedroom cabins, seven of which have a view of the lake. Cabin 10 is handicapped-accessible. All have heating and air conditioning. The cabins have no dishwasher, TV, phone, washer or dryer, but there is a coin laundry at the park. Boat launching is free for overnight guests. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, cabins are rented by the week. Otherwise, a two-night minimum stay is required. Maximum occupancy and parking vary. For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can reserve online or call 1-800-933-PARK.

6800 Lawyers Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks

Louisa County Aquatic Facility

The Louisa County Aquatic Facility is a three-pool outdoor complex open to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Included is a junior Olympic size competitive pool, an activity pool for games and exercise classes, and a toddler pool with a fountain sprinkler. The facility is the home of the Louisa Gators Swim Team. Concession items are available and there are shade structures for when the temperatures heat up. Daily swim admission may be purchased or discounted passes may be bought. Different rates apply for non-residents. Patrons must be completely out of the facility by the advertised closing time. The Louisa County Aquatic Facility is managed by Louisa County Parks and Recreation.
530 Industrial Drive
Louisa, VA 23093
Pool phone: (540) 967-1085
office phone: (540) 967-4420
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Louisa County Bark Park

Our four-legged friends can have their own play dates! On Route 208, next to New Bridge Landing Shopping Center. Free for the public to use during daylight hours when not being used for County sponsored activities. Follow posted rules, bring your own water, no aggressive dogs, and all dogs must be current on their vaccinations.

Louisa Disc Golf Course

The 9-hole disc golf course is completed and ready for use by the community during daylight hours. It is located at the Betty Queen Center site, behind the picnic pavilion, playground area, and Health Department, and is free to play. Players must bring their own discs (frisbees).
530 Industrial Drive
Louisa, VA 23093
Office phone: (540) 967-4420 www.lcpr.info

Louisa Town Park

This town park has playground equipment for elementary and preschool age children, picnic tables, walking trail, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and picnic shelter. This passive park is located at 108 Meadow Avenue in the town of Louisa. The pavilion may be reserved by contacting Louisa County Parks and Recreation.
108 Meadow Avenue
Louisa, VA
(540) 967-4420
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Northeast Creek Reservoir

A Louisa County Water Authority water supply lake that was opened to fishing in 1987. This 187-acre reservoir had about 30 acres of standing trees left after construction, which now provides excellent cover for fish and fishing opportunities for anglers. The lake contains largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, chain pickerel, and channel catfish. Open year round: one-half hour prior to sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Gas powered motors prohibited. Fishing by permit only which may be purchased at Louisa Water Authority (540) 967-1122.

Rising Sun Community Park

Located at 7071 Fredericks Hall Road on the property of the Rising Sun Community Building, this park includes playground equipment and swings for neighborhood youth. There is a basketball court for teens and adults. Picnic tables are available for use. The park is maintained by Louisa County Parks and Recreation and available to the public each day until dark.
(540) 967-4420
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Shenandoah Crossing

The 18-hole “Shenandoah Crossing” championship course features all the hallmarks of Virginia golf. Designed by Raymond F. Loving, Jr., the Shenandoah Crossing golf course opened in 1991 and offers a treat for the recreational golfer and a challenge for the most serious golfer. Come play several rounds of miniature golf at the Wolf Eagle Mining Company. This 18 hole lighted putting course traverses a natural wooded area. The holes are outlined with bricks and feature undulations that add to the difficulty of the course. There is a pebble walkway for those who do not wish to play but just enjoy a walk in the woods. The main feature is the mine and waterfall between the 7th and 9th holes.

174 Horseshoe Circle
Gordonsville, VA 22942
(540) 832-9400

Small Country Campground

Enjoy plenty of fun and relaxation, and the 25-acre Lake Ruth Ann, featuring excellent fishing, boating and swimming. Sunbathe on the sun-drenched beaches, or fish for bass, crappie, bream or catfish. Boat rentals available plus a free boat ramp. More than 200 RV and tent sites with all the amenities. 13 Units for Lodging/Vacation rentals. Pavilion for rent and two-lakeside locations for picturesque weddings, family reunions and more. Activities onsite include mini golf, pool, lake toys and an oversized bouncy pillow. Open to the public and offering great recreation including a new championship mini-golf course, a giant bouncing pillow, giant lake toys, fire truck rides, and more.

4400 Byrd Mill Road
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-2431
www.smallcountry.com

Spring Creek Golf Club

Meticulously groomed and ingeniously laid, Spring Creek unfolds over peaceful rolling hills and woods beneath the mountains of Charlottesville. Our course offers a strategic challenge in a placid setting – you may find there’s no other place you’d rather be. Throughout the course, rock walls and bridges emphasize a theme of simple, old-fashioned elegance and practicality. Public Golf Welcome
109 Clubhouse Way
Gordonsville, VA 22942
(540) 832-0744

springcreekgolfclub.com

Tanyard Country Club

Tanyard Country Club is said to be one of Virginia’s Hidden Treasures. It is located in Central Virginia midway between Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. It is known as a people a player friendly course. A playable par 72 that traverses rolling terrain with enough water and woods to challenge but still be fun for all at very reasonable price. Public Golf welcome.
404 East Main Street
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-1117 540-967-1889 Pro Shop
www.tanyardgolfclub.com

TeenQuest Teen Center

With the start of a new school year, we will once again open our TeenQuest Teen Center at the Betty Queen Center in the Industrial Air Park. Open in the afternoons until 6:00 p.m., the Teen Center is the place to be after school for students in Grades 6 through 10. It’s a great place to hang out while parents are working. We provide transportation from the Middle and High Schools to the Teen Center. There is time for students to unwind from school and get themselves a snack, and maybe play some pool, foosball, or a video game. Following that, there is time which can be used to do homework or some other quiet activity like reading or doing sudoku puzzles. Once homework is over, teens can choose from a variety of activities…sometimes it’s watching a new film release (PG or PG-13 only), playing Wii, PlayStation or xBox 360 games, and sometimes it’s a team challenge game that will encourage teamwork and challenge the imagination or playing basketball in the gym when schedules permit. We are always bringing in new activities for the students to try. Just stop by and fill out the registration packet and pay the fee to become our newest Teen Center member! Louisa Parks and Recreation at (540) 967-4420
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