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Slate River Impoundment

Slate River Impoundment is located almost entirely within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. When this 38-acre watershed was created, a great deal of standing timber was left to provide fish habitat. The lake is shallow, stump-filled, and has an abundance of aquatic vegetation. Slate River offers a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, bream, and chain pickerel.


Largemouth Bass

  • 12 inches minimum
  • 5 per day


  • 50 per day
  • No Length Limit


  • 25 per day
  • No Length Limit

Channel Catfish

  • 8¬†per day
  • 15¬†inches minimum

All Other Species

  • Statewide Limits Apply

Only electric motors are allowed.

The lake is open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

More Information

For additional information contact:

Department of Forestry at 434-983-2175


Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 434-392-9645