Holliday Lake State Park

Holliday Lake State Park is a state park located within the confines of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest in Virginia. The land was cleared as farmland in the 1880s before being returned to its forested state in the mid-20th century. Today, the park is known for its fishing opportunities.

Holliday Lake State Park
Location of Holliday Lake State Park
Holliday Lake State Park (the United States)
Location2759 State Park Rd.
Appomattox, Virginia
Coordinates37°23′50″N 78°38′27″W
Area255.29 acres (103.31 ha)
NRHP reference #12000903[1]
VLR #006-0051
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 31, 2012
Designated VLRSeptember 18, 2008[2]

The park was one of four recreational areas developed by the Virginia Division of Forestry (now the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation) working in conjunction with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Depression. The central water feature at Holliday Lake is the 150-acre man-made lake. Contributing resources include Picnic Shelter #1, Wellhouse (c. 1939), the Dam/Spillway/Bridge/Lake, Drainage Culvert, Retaining Wall, and the Park Circulation System. Adjacent to the park is the separately listed Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 10/29/12 through 11/2/12". National Park Service. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  3. Meg Greene Malvasi (September 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Holliday Lake State Park" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos

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