Boating at sunset
Get to Know Mecklenburg
Paddling the Meherrin River
Miles Creek

Our Waters

Mecklenburg County is known as Southern Virginia’s Lake Country. As home to the largest lake in Virginia, it’s easy to understand why. Overall, the county is home to three lakes and multiple rivers.

In partnership with neighboring Halifax County, Mecklenburg helped create the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway to introduce residents and visitors to the many miles of scenic rivers and lake shore in the two-county region. The waters represent one of our greatest natural assets. When people experience the unspoiled scenery of the Blueway, they are more inclined to treasure and protect it for future generations.

Explore our waters:

Kerr Lake

Lake Gaston

Lake Gordon

Meherrin River

Southern Virginia Wild Blueway