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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.

Paddling Season Underway

The lake is warming up to 70+ degrees and our paddling season has begun. We are renting single sit-on-tops, tandem sit-on-tops, SUPs, canoes and pedal boats for half, full and multi-day adventures. We have instituted an online reservation/booking system accessed by clicking the PEEK PRO button on this site to make booking your rental fast and easy! If you are booking last minute, you can always give us a call, too at 540.894.3540. When planning your visit keep in mind we are just a half mile away from Fisherman’s Point, part of Lake Anna State Park, where you’ll find undeveloped shoreline with coves and beaches to enjoy. Yes, you can swim and picnic there as it’s public land! We are also only a quarter mile paddle from Lake Anna Taphouse and many of our visitors enjoy that paddle route along with an adult beverage and lunch/dinner. The Taphouse is family friendly with firepits and outdoor games. We hope to see you this spring!

Lake Anna Taphouse is just across the lake from our location!

2021 Rental Rates

Our paddling season officially began April 3 when we opened for business every weekend through October and by appointment during the week. Renting kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and pedal boats is easy with us! Just call 540.894.3540 with credit card and we’ll take your reservation. If we don’t answer, be sure and leave a message and we’ll call you back. Soon we’ll have an online booking option, too! We are a short paddle from the pristine shores of Lake Anna State Park where you can swim and picnic and even closer to the Lake Anna Taphouse where you can stop in at on your way back to rehydrate! Our 2021 rates are as follows:

Kayak – 1 person $30/half $40/full, 2 person $45/half $55/full     

Canoe – $45/half, $55/full 

Paddleboard – $35/half, $45/full

Premium Paddleboard – $40/half, $50/full

Paddleboat – $50/half, $70/full (Seats 2 adults & 2 small kids)

Mountain Bike – $35/half, $45/full (can only be used on the trails at Lake Anna State Park)

Delivery & Pick-up – $30 ($40 for pedal boat)

Late Returns – $5/half hour

Overnight and multi-day rentals available. *Add $5/day for holiday weekend rentals.

5-day or longer rentals pay half day rate.

These rates include PFD’s & Paddles. Extra PFDs are available to rent.