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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Motts Run Reservoir Now Open

Man fly fishing at Motts Run

Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is open Saturday, March 31 - October 31, 2019. Operating hours are Thursdays – Mondays from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Please note that the Reservoir is CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weather & water conditions permitting). 

If the weather is questionable, call before coming (540) 786-8989. As a cost saving measure, when the weather is bad we reserve the right to close the reservoir early.

Located at 6600 River Rd. The 860-acre natural area, including the 160-acre reservoir, is a haven for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. It also serves the residents of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County with drinking water. 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.

  • Boats are reserved on a first come first served basis at the reservoir. If you need a large number of boats with your rental please indicate how many but these must be rented in person as available.
  • No swimming, horseback riding, or all-terrain vehicles permitted.
  • Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails.
  • When fishing, 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.
  • Summer Hours: Thursdays – Mondays, April 1 - October 31 from 7:00am - 7:00pm; the Reservoir is CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weather & water conditions permitting). If the weather is questionable, call before coming (540) 786-8989. As a cost saving measure, when the weather is bad we reserve the right to close the reservoir early.
  • Winter Hours: Nov 1 - March 31 Closed.

For more information on renting the park and shelter, read here or call the Parks, Recreation & Events office at 540-372-1086.

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