Have questions about Lake Anna, Virginia? Following are some of the frequently asked questions about the lake which may provide the answers you are looking for. If these do not provide the answers you are looking for, feel free to contact Toni who can provide any information you may need.
Q: What's the difference between the "cold" and the "hot" sides of the lake?
A: The lake is divided into a public (cold) and private (hot) side. The terminology came from the difference in water temperatures (approx. 10 degrees). The public side is larger (approx. 9,600 acres) than the private side (approx. 3,400 acres) and has commercial development such as marinas, etc. wheras the private side is available only to owners.
Q: Which side is better?
A: It's purely a matter of personal preference. There is no noticeable difference in values. The private side is generally agreed to have less boat traffic but watercraft fuel must be brought in as there is no access by boat to marinas.
Q: What are the property taxes at Lake Anna?
A: The lake falls primarily into 2 counties, Louisa and Spotsylvania. The tax rate in Louisa is .66 per $100 of assessed value while the rate in Spotsylvania is currently $.89.
Q: What do prices for property run?
A: Plan on spending $50,000-$100,000 for a lake access lot (with or without a boat slip), $80,000-$150,000 for lakeview, $100,000-$200,000 for shared waterfront and $200,000 and up for waterfront. We are still a bargain compared to other water-oriented areas. Most lots are nearly an acre or larger and both wooded and open lots are available.
Q: What about houses?
A: Houses start in the low two hundreds for lake access and generally in the four-hundreds and up for waterfront.
Q: Are there restrictions on what you can build?
A: Yes. It depends on a number of factors such as county zoning, convenants and restrictions and more. I can help you with these guidelines.
Q: How many communities are there?
A: Plus or minus, there are around 135.
Q: Is there camping at Lake Anna?
A: Only in designated campgrounds.
Q: How's the fishing at Lake Anna?
A: Great! Lake Anna made the top 50 lakes in Field and Stream magazine for bass fishing. There are over 30 species of fish and many tournaments throught the year.