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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.


Biologist Reports

  • None available at this time.
  • Regulations

    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