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Leesville Reservoir, VA

A hydroelectric power generation reservoir, Leesville Reservoir produces more than power. This lake also produces a variety of fish species for anglers to pursue. It is a 3,400-acre lake in the south-central part of VA, near Altavista.

Lakes levels vary up to 10 feet in one day. When full there are 110 miles of shoreline to discover. When the levels are down it gives anglers a chance to see what cover the fish use when full. Striped bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, saugeye, perch, bluegill and sunfish all share this fertile reservoir. Three boat launch ramps serve the public for launch of fishing boats, pontoons, pleasure boats, and smaller craft like jet skis, canoes and kayaks. There areas for fishing from the bank as well as a fishing pier near the Leesville dam. Leesville Lake Marina & Grill has a store, fishing tackle, food, groceries and marina services.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and saugeye at Leesville Reservoir in Virginia.

Primary fish species residing in Leesville Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Saugeye

Leesville Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Leesville Lake Marina
Rentals: Kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
434 324-8500

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Leesville Dam #7 VDWR Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, south end of the dam, off Gallows Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Myers Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Bibee Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Tri-County Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Sunrise Loop, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.


Leesville Lake Marina
2736 Marina Dr
Gretna, VA 24557
434 324-8500

Click here for a Virginia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Leesville Lake Campground - 434 818-1177

Smith Mountain Campground - 434 927-4198

Leesville Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Leesville Reservoir
Leesville Lake Marina & Grill
2736 Marina Dr
Gretna, VA 24557
434 324-8500


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