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The Lake Anna Water Trail

Our shop at High Point Marina offers access to the starting point of the Lake Anna Water Trail, a 3.25 mile, round trip paddle that follows the undeveloped shoreline and coves of Lake Anna State Park on the first half and then cross the lake and brings you to Lake Anna Taphouse and eventually back to the starting point. Our kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are an affordable way to enjoy the lake and the Lake Anna Water Trail is a great adventure.

The Lake Anna Water Trail

Welcome Spring Paddling Season With US!

We are officially open weekends 9:30-4 pm now offering rental kayaks (single and tandem sit-on-tops), paddleboards (regular and premium), canoes, paddleboats and mountain bikes. We are located at High Point Marina (on the water) at the start (or finish) of the Lake Anna Water Trail which includes stops along Lake Anna State Park shoreline like Kayakers’ Beach and Skinny Dippers Cove! Cool off with a beverage or enjoy lunch at Lake Anna Taphouse, just across the lake! Our shop is full of Lake Anna apparel, gifts, decorative items, drinkware and more if you just want to shop a bit during your visit. Call us to arrange a weekday visit at 540.894.3540. To make a paddle craft or bike reservation, click on the Peek Pro link on the home page or right here https://book.peek.com/s/c082e0e1-3359-45c7-91fc-6d62c0f0f2a5/Dx0N9. We welcome your visit to Lake Anna Outfitters.

Two single, sit-on-top rentals heading out for a day of exploring the Lake Anna Water Trail.

Fall Paddling Season

As we slip into fall here at Lake Anna we welcome your paddling reservation to enjoy the leaf viewing season, especially along the Lake Anna Water Trail. We rent our craft by appointment/online reservation through October and maintain limited hours on weekends, so be sure and use our Book Now button on the Home page or call to see about your rental request. Fall can be a delightful time to paddle Lake Anna, with reduced boat traffic, more pleasant air temperatures and a colorful background to enjoy with friends and family.

View from our launch point at High Point Marina in October.

Lake Anna Water Trail

Many of our visitors come to paddle over to the nearby undeveloped sections of Lake Anna State Park (1/2 mi. by water from the shop) and then paddle across the lake to Lake Anna Taphouse for refreshments and a meal. We’re happy to introduce the new Lake Anna Water Trail that incorporates the most common path for our paddlers and names the landmarks including Kayakers’ Beach, Skinny Dipper’s Cove, Bohemian Bay and the final leg over to the Tap House. The entire trail is approximately 3.5 miles so it is easily completed by most paddlers. On a quiet morning you’ll often see herons, eagles, ospreys, loons, various ducks, perhaps even the resident otter family. Check out the map here and make plans to join us this fall by using the Book Now button on the Home Page.

Lake Anna’s #1 Gift Shop

If you are looking for a souvenir, special gift or lake life style apparel, our shop is where you’ll want to visit while you at Lake Anna. We sell LKA™ Wear as well as Unsalted Coast apparel, with dozens of tees, long sleeves, hoodies, caps, visors and more to shop. Our decorative items include Go Jump signs, porch boards, maps, locally produced artwork and a special Oaksby Design Collection that includes everything from scented candles to drinkware, towels to mugs. Children will love trying to find the Lake Anna Monsters hidden in the shop and will probably want a Lake Anna Monster tooth necklace or a sticker! Don’t worry our kid’s items are affordable, too! No trip to Lake Anna is complete without a visit to Lake Anna Outfitters.