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Sandy River Reservoir in Virginia

Trip Overview

I put in at the boat dock at sunrise. I had paddled this body of water last year with a couple of friends in the dead of winter. I decided to take a new look at it in its autumnal splendor. I was not disappointed. The colors were brilliant and I was treated to an eagle sighting.

The lake is about 750 acres is generally an easy paddle. But as the lake generally has a north-south orientation, a wind from either direction can kick up a bit of a was the case today.


Two boat ramps. One port-a-john.




From VA 360 go south on Rt. 640.

  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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