Germantown Lake

Germantown Reservoir is a 109 acre impoundment located in central Fauquier County near Midland and is owned by Fauquier County. Built as reserve “emergency” potable water supply decades ago, the lake and surrounding land have been used as a county park. Infrastructure for water withdrawals and/or treatment has not been developed. Fauquier County Parks and Recreation manages C.M. Crocket Park which lies adjacent to reservoir and includes a boat ramp, boat rentals, plenty of shoreline access, parking, restrooms, and a concession. Crockett Park is generally open daily from dawn to dusk, but concession hours vary seasonally and can be checked by contacting C.M. Crocket Park located at 10066 Rouges Road, Midland, 540-422-8873, or visit the park’s website.

Maps & Directions

From Warrenton, exit Route 29 onto Route 643 (Meetze Road), go seven miles south to Route 602 and turn right.
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Fishing

Bass

best bet

Catfish

present

Trout

no

Panfish

present

The contains largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and channel catfish.

Biologist Reports

Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Facilities

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

Amenities

  • 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

The lake has boat and motor rentals as well as a concessionaire offering bait, soft drinks, and food. There is a boat dock, a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, and restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and a shelter are among other amenities.

More Information

For additional information, contact:
Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (540) 788-4867.