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    Twin Lakes State Park

    Twin Lakes is a VA state park with all the usual amenities and is located in Green Bay, VA (close to Farmville). Hot showers, flush commodes, fire rings, sells firewood (you can not bring in your own), small camp store that sells ice, soda, some fishing tackle/bait, but no fresh foods or meats.

    Link to web page: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-pa...in-lakes.shtml
    Cost: High $$$$ 30.00/night with electric and water included
    Size of camping area: small approximately 30 sites
    Reservation are suggested due to limited number of sites in park.

    We arrived Friday early afternoon (1PM or so) and at least 50% of the sites were already occupied. We did have a reservation in the tent only section but decided to switch over the an RV site as there is no additional charges for it. By night fall there was only 1 site available.

    We visited this site on April 18/19, 2014. Weather was chilly with day time highs in the 60F and night lows in the low 40's. Light showers overnight.

    Bring your food in with you or be prepared to ride back into Farmville for either dining or grocery stores.

    Site were typical campgrounds sites with pad for sitting up tent and limited to no privacy at your site. There were trees with good shade but not enough to block from your neighbors view. They did not seem to over limit the amount of tents per site as we saw one site with 4 tents on it. So it appeared groups were welcome as were pets on leashes.

    For the hammock campers, you are welcome to hang from trees outside the pad.

    1st picture is of our camp set up
    2nd picture is of our view overlooking lake
    3rd picture is of the facilities.
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    Re: Twin Lakes State Park

    Looks like a nice place. I am sure in summer it would be hard to get in, without reservation. I would like to try. Is there a first come first served at any sites?
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    Re: Twin Lakes State Park

    Quote Originally Posted by moodygne View Post
    Looks like a nice place. I am sure in summer it would be hard to get in, without reservation. I would like to try. Is there a first come first served at any sites?
    Gary
    Nope. They are all reserved via their web site and once they are full, they are done.

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    Re: Twin Lakes State Park

    Hope this turns out ok. It is a cut/paste from the VA state park news letter and does a good job of describing fishing in the Twin Lakes Area.

    Fishing Central Virginia
    A Twin Lakes State Park Fishing Planner

    Jason Huskey, Twin Lakes State Park

    Though I've lived my whole life in Prince Edward County, I hadn't even heard of the park before applying for this position a few years back. At the time, it was just another Point B on a job search stretch.

    It didn't take long to see the true value in being at Twin Lakes State Park. It's all about the fishing!

    By the time I started working here, my tackle had been gathering dust for the better part of a decade. I just never took the time to make some time for a little fishing. Within a month I was back hooked, making the one-mile fishing hike around Goodwin Lake (a great place to teach your little ones how to fish--especially during the spring) a priority--the perfect activity for a healthier body and mind. I soon realized Twin Lakes State Park wasn't just another destination on a digital map; it was the perfect hub for fishing Central Virginia. Within a thirty minute drive, anglers can find some of the best largemouth bass, black crappie, and channel catfish fishing opportunities in the state.

    With proper planning you can turn a weekend away into a great fishing getaway.

    Featuring 33 campsites with water and electric hookups (accommodating up to 40-foot RVs) and 8 cabins (sleeping between 4 and 16 people), Twin Lakes State Park has the perfect setup to fulfill your base camp needs.

    With a mid-afternoon check-in time for either the campground or the cabins, why not start your Friday morning off the road and on the water? Roughly twenty minutes away from Twin Lakes State Park you will find the 845-acre Briery Creek Lake. A beauty of a design, filled with acres of felled and standing timber, Briery produces trophy largemouth bass like few others in the Commonwealth. The lake allows gas-powered motors up to a 9.9 hp and has two boat ramps conveniently located off Route 15.

    After you've caught your limit, it's time to head over to Twin Lakes State Park for check-in.

    With two lakes of our own, we are always working to make our fishery better. This year we have plans to revamp our shellcracker population and improve our bank fishing opportunities by introducing new artificial structures to promote healthier spawns, especially in Goodwin Lake.

    Once you have settled in, why not grab your chicken livers and night gear and head over to the lake closest to your reservation for some great channel cat action. As a perk for our overnight guests, we allow campers to bank fish on Goodwin Lake. Similarly, our cabin guests have the same opportunity on Prince Edward Lake.

    After a late dinner of catfish nuggets and largemouth fillets; it's time for some well-earned sleep. But don't even think about sleeping in--you've got more fish to catch and an early start ahead! So, grab your light tackle and let's go catch some tasty black crappie at the Sandy River Reservoir.

    Located less than fifteen minutes away, the Sandy River Reservoir is one of the state's newest fisheries. This 740-acre lake produces some of the best crappie in Central Virginia, as well as great largemouth bass and channel cat. Like Briery Creek Lake, Sandy River allows gas motors up to 9.9 hp.

    There's nothing better than a campfire dinner under the stars!

    Now that the sun's setting in the west and you've filled your creel, it's time to head back to Twin Lakes State Park to work up your catch for supper. Whether you enjoy your crappie blackened or double batter dipped, there's nothing better than a campfire dinner under the stars!

    Located thirty minutes away from Twin Lakes State Park is Fort Pickett, a military base just east of Blackstone. The base is a real hidden gem in that it is home to a handful of fishing opportunities to choose from, including four ponds (ranging from 4 to 19 acres) and a 348-acre reservoir that has become a great fishery for largemouth bass, black crappie, and carp. Please note that a special permit is needed to fish at Fort Pickett. It can be purchased on base or in the Town of Blackstone. What better way to end the weekend than to catch a few more for the road!

    While we can't always predict the weather or exactly when the bite will be on, we can absolutely guarantee that you will have a great weekend of fishing at Twin Lakes State Park!

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