Past Meetup

Lake Anna State Park

This Meetup is past

12 people went

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The land in Lake Anna State Park used to be known as "Gold Hill" and contained the Goodwin Gold Mine. Gold was first discovered in 1829 with mining reaching its peak in the 1880s. In 1971 Lake Anna was created to serve as a water coolant for Dominion Power’s nuclear plant. In 1972 work began on the acquisition and development of a water-oriented state park. Lake Anna State Park opened in 1983.

Route Information: US-15 128 mi, 3 hours 9 mins
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Possible Return Route: U.S. 1N 102 mi, 2 hours 54 mins

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