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Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

Motts Run Reservoir is a lovely oasis within easy reach of town and provides a multitude of recreational opportunities. The 860-acre natural area, including the 160-acre reservoir, is a haven for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. The Motts Run Nature Center offers hands-on nature displays and other programs.

You may bring your own boat (ELECTRIC MOTORS ONLY) to launch on the lake, or fish from the banks. Handicap fishing pier available. A fee is charged for fishing and boat launching area. Valid fishing license required. Bait available for purchase.

No swimming, horseback riding, or all-terrain vehicles permitted. Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails.

The park features an orienteering course, nature center (open weekend afternoons only), over 4 miles of hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, and jon boat, canoe, and kayak rentals.

View Motts Run Reservoir Trail map.

family looking out at Motts Run Reservoir
Contact Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area
(540) 372-1086
6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401