Deep in the heart of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Holliday Lake State Park is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing for largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie and bluegill is a popular activity in the 150-acre lake within the park. The nearby state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries delayed-harvest trout stream allows anglers to fish for brown and rainbow trout. The park also features excellent trails open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. Swimming is a popular summer activity at the park's life-guarded beach where the "Critter Hole" play area is a favorite of young visitors. Park facilities include a 30-site campground, a large shaded picnic area, two picnic shelters, two playgrounds, a boat ramp, a seasonal full-service concession stand, a camp store, and canoe, rowboat and paddle boat rentals. Interpretive and environmental education programs also are available for school and scout groups. This park is just minutes from the famous Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, the site of General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.

on Lakeshore Trail

2 months ago

The lake is beautiful but the trail markings are terrible and the trail itself is in bad shape with large trees blocking the trail and trail markers missing . I would have given this 5 stars if the trail was marked better and the bridges crossing the stream were usable

4 months ago

The name of this trail is a bit misleading; at least half of the trail is not even within sight of the lake. The rest is just a nice walk in the woods or on old dirt roads. The trail is overdue for maintenance as well.

8 months ago

This was a beautiful trail. The Dam added some cool scenery. One of the main bridges was out so it added a bit more hiking time as we maneuvered the detour around twisty streams and washed out trails. We did go after a big rain, but it was fun. We didn’t see another soul on the trail and the dogs loved it!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Very enjoyable! Went on a Monday, so no other visitors around. Nicely cleared trails, lots of wildlife tracks (including bear). My dog enjoyed a lake swim. Fee was $4 on the honor system (put money in envelop and place in slotted box).

mountain biking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Enjoyed the trail with its variation in terrain: gravel, meadow, rooted narrow paths and a few creek crossings. Also had a few steep ups & downs. Signs / blazes were sorely lacking, though, and contributed to a missed turn or two along the way.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Bridge is out and closed in main picture

Saturday, April 29, 2017

So it's really beautiful and all but they need clearer trail markers, but I'll definitely go back

Friday, April 28, 2017

Great scenery and terrain changes. Especially like the dam/falls area at the back of the lake.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Not much to see but there are some nice streams. Trails are clear and maintained.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nice trail. Not too strenuous, nice scenery, well maintained.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Good hiking trail that features a couple of inclines and bridges. It was great walking beside this beautiful lake.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

There were several people on the trail.. I was told that you can usually have it to yourself.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nice trail. I do want to come back and do more trails in Holiday Lake State Park.

Monday, October 10, 2016

I've biked this and it's not easy but it is fun!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Excellent hike by yourself or with your dogs! Access right from park to 5-7 mile hike around the lake. Enough incline to make it notable but easy enough to label it a moderate hike. View of the dam when walking the enclosed/gaited bridge added bonus! Then afterwards take out your kayak or canoe, fishing or just relaxing. Public bathrooms and picnic area at start/finish of hike in the park area. Concessions and beach only open in season. Parking only 3$ for day, state park fee.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Did this hike on a warm Saturday in November and loved it, didn't see a single person at the park besides one ranger. Very peaceful and nice views of the lake. Side note wear orange during hunting season because half the trail goes outside the park boundary and we heard gunshots and ran into a cute little hunting beagle on the trail.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great 6 mile trail for one-day excursions. An excellent opportunity for photographers.

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