Lake Anna State Park

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Lake Anna State Park, Virginia, USA
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Swimming Beach at Lake Anna State Park.png
Swimming Beach at Lake Anna State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Anna State Park, Virginia, USA
Map showing the location of Lake Anna State Park, Virginia, USA
Map of Virginia
Location 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Coordinates 38°7′6.96″N 77°49′12″W / 38.1186000°N 77.82000°W / 38.1186000; -77.82000Coordinates: 38°7′6.96″N 77°49′12″W / 38.1186000°N 77.82000°W / 38.1186000; -77.82000
Area 3,127 acres (1,265 ha)
Established 1983
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Lake Anna State Park is a state park located in Spotsylvania County in Virginia. Initially the site of the Goodwin Gold Mine - gold was first discovered at the site in 1829 - the land later played host to Lake Anna, a reservoir created to serve as a coolant for Dominion Power's nearby nuclear power plant. It was created by damming up the North Anna River. Work to create the park began in 1972, and it opened formally in 1983.

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