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Mint Springs

Mint Springs consists of two lakes of four and eight acres respectively, and the Albemarle County Parks Department administers it. The upper lake is part of the Department’s put-and-take trout stocking program. The County Parks Department, in cooperation with the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, conducts a “Kids Only Fishing Day” event during spring of each year. As well as the trout, the lake also has largemouth bass and bluegill. Swimming is the big attraction in the larger lake during the summer, but there is ample room for anglers to enjoy shore fishing. Like all Albemarle County Park lakes, Mint Spring is open from 7:00 a.m. to dark. Restroom facilities, a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, a wheelchair accessible playground, and picnic areas are available at Mint Springs.

Maps & Directions

The park is located off Route 684, on Route 788 west of Crozet.

Upper Lake Map:


Middle Lake Map:








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Biologist Reports


  • Largemouth Bass Special Regulation – 12 to 22-inch protective slot limit on both lakes. No bass between 12 and 22-inches may be retained.
    • Only 1 bass greater than 22 inches may be retained per angler per day (both lakes combined).
  • Statewide creel limits for all species apply.
  • Electric motors only (use of gasoline motors prohibited). No boat launch available on either lake.

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