Fort Pickett Lakes

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources became responsible for the fish and wildlife management programs at Fort Pickett in the fall of 1997.

To help fund these programs, a separate fishing permit is required. These permits are available at the Wildlife Management Station located on Fort Pickett, as well as in the town of Blackstone. Anglers can choose to fish from a number of different lakes. Access to some of the lakes is restricted due to military training exercises.

Most of the lakes at Fort Pickett contain largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish. Some of the lakes contain chain pickerel.

Pickett Reservoir, a 384-acre impoundment on the Nottoway River, provides good largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie fishing. There is also a good carp fishery in this lake for these anglers. Where gasoline motors are permitted on the Fort Pickett reservoirs and ponds, there is a 25 mph speed limit.

Fort Pickett is located east of Blackstone. For permit and fishing information call (434) 292-2618 or (434) 392-9645.

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Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions


  • Fee
  • Parking
  • Handicap-Accessible
  • Food Concession
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Restrooms


  • Hiking Trails
  • Bike Trails
  • Viewing Blinds
  • Observation Platforms
  • Fishing Pier/Platform
  • Boat Ramps
  • Motorboat Access
  • Horsepower Limit
  • Electric Motor Only
  • Paddle Access
  • Camping
  • Primitive Camping Only