One Month Update

It has been a little over a month since the reservoir opened up. Traffic has been rather heavy, especially on the weekends. If you were used to a quiet place with only a person or two here and there, be prepared for a surprise. On Saturday or Sunday, expect the parking lot to be full after 10am. I’ve also had some discussions with NVRPA regarding parking. Parking is not allowed on the grass on either side of Mt. Hope. Since Mt. Hope is a state road, you may be able to park on the side of it if things get bad. The grass beyond the road on either side of Mt. Hope belongs to the church.

Making the issue worse at times is a lack of judgement from some folks when selecting a parking spot or two.

We’ve had lots and lots of rain in the last month and Loudoun Water has also been pumping in water from the goose. The water level is also back to its usual level, within 1 foot of the top of the concrete.

8 thoughts on “One Month Update”

  1. Hi – the place (from the photos) looks great! Have they begun to charge a fee to get into the reservoir? And if so, do you know how much? Thanks! Becky

      1. I am looking forward to getting out on the reservoir this weekend. I didn’t know it had reopened until just last week. I used to fish it all the time several years ago. Can you tell what time they open the gates in the morning?

        Thank you

        1. Ed, the park hours are dawn to dusk, however I wouldn’t plan on getting there much earlier than 6am. The gates are almost always opened by 6:30am.

          1. Thank you very much. I will be there around 6 and be ready to go when they open the gates.

  2. I guess I should have asked before, but what is the fishing like on the lake considering that is was drawn down not too long ago? Has anyone been doing much fishing on the lake since it reopened?


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