Get on the Water at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Stumpy Lake Community Day

Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2 pm – 5 pm at Stumpy Lake Natural Area Canoe/Kayak Launch, 4797 Indian River Road

Monday, April 02, 2012

Join Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation for a Community Day at the new Stumpy Lake Canoe/Kayak Launch on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2 pm – 5 pm. Single and double kayaks will be available free of charge to paddle this beautiful 278-acre lake. Located just after the causeway from Indian River Road near the entrance to the Stumpy Lake Golf Course, the launch opened in November 2011 and provides first time-ever water access to Stumpy Lake. Kayaks will be accessible for 20-minute excursions; no experience necessary.

Also take the opportunity to explore the shared-use trail at Stumpy Lake Natural Area before or after hitting the water, or bring a lawn chair to relax and take in the scenery. This canoe/kayak launch is fully ADA compliant, and citizens of all abilities are invited to join the activities on the water.


The 1,422-acre property known as Stumpy Lake, located along the south central City boundary with Chesapeake was acquired in 2001 from the City of Norfolk. Stumpy Lake currently consists of a 278-acre lake with a raised ADA compliant overlook, 174-acre golf course, with approximately 970+ acres of undeveloped, forested land surrounding the lake and 1.65 miles of soft shared use trails. As a valuable aesthetic resource, the Stumpy Lake Natural Area offers opportunity for passive recreational uses, such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, nature observation and photography.


For more information about Stumpy Lake Community Day, please contact Outdoor Programs at 385-4461 or email


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.  For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit Get Parks & Rec in your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletters at

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