Many boaters are already familiar with Lake Chesdin, but for some it is one
of the Richmond area's top secrets. The lake lies several miles west of Petersburg, behind a dam on the Appomattox River.
It winds it's way through about 10 miles of beautiful wooded shorelines, some
beautiful lake front housing and some nicely secluded coves and creeks. It is wide enough for easy navigation, and narrow
enough to never become rough.
The water is clean and generally of a good temperature for comfortable swimming.
There are numerous easy, sheltered areas for secluded over night anchorages, or of course you may choose to spend your nights
at your dock.
There is an excellent
restaurant at the marina. The primary activities on the lake are water
sports and fishing, and the fishing is quite good. Largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill account for most of the