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Lake Drummond

It is in Suffolk, VA not Norfolk., Norfolk, VA
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Worth the hike, paddle or ride.

I believe Lake Drummond is in Suffolk, possibly Chesapeake, but not Norfolk. The remoteness adds... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Oranutan1
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Hampton, Virginia
Beautiful Lake!

I highly recommend paddling to this gorgeous lake filled with Cypress trees some large enough to... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
SDH424
,
Alexandria, Virginia
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The origins of the largest natural lake in Virginia still remain a mystery.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
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11 Nov 2016
“Worth the hike, paddle or ride.”
11 Apr 2016
“Beautiful Lake!”
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It is in Suffolk, VA not Norfolk., Norfolk, VA

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

I believe Lake Drummond is in Suffolk, possibly Chesapeake, but not Norfolk. The remoteness adds to the beauty.

2  Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I highly recommend paddling to this gorgeous lake filled with Cypress trees some large enough to paddle through. Make sure you check the weather before coming out to the lake as the water could be rough. If you are not comfortable paddling in white cap...More

2  Thank SDH424
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Situated in the heart of the Dismal Swamp this lake is a tranquil pleasure. And at its deepest it's only 6ft deep. Excellent for cayacking and canoes. Don't forget to bring your camera or cell phone. Frequently covered by "spooky" mist. If arriving by car...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Lake Drummond is located in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp. It is between Suffolk and Chesapeake , Virginia. The Suffolk side seems to have the best trails and the Chesapeake side has the water access. As with any swamp there are some critters...More

2  Thank Jay J
Reviewed 8 July 2015

serene and quiet, lovely for canoe rides, in the spring the wisteria looks and smells wonderful, summer you will see a lot of bugs, biting flies, and tick, best time is spring and fall

Thank 54debbieann
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Dismal Swamp, including the area around Lake Drummond, is a great place for a hike or a leisurely walk. In the summer, the heat, humidity, and incredible number of insects can make it less so, so best for a coolish spring or autumn day.

4  Thank rspencer71
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We paddled Lake Drummond this past Sunday, Father's Day. That day was the last day of the current season to gain access to the lake via the "Railroad Ditch" gate and the "Interior Ditch" boat ramp. The week before, I mailed in an application, and,...More

6  Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Lake Drummond is part of The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It is a remotely located, huge lake with Bald Cypress and many other trees in and around the water. In July, a friend and I kayaked from the Ballahack Rd boat ramp in...More

5  Thank goneagain2
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Watch out for the shallow water there are a lot of stumps and other objects that can take out a small motor.

Thank BenRTp
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Take a bicycle and find one of the dirt walk/bikepaths on the NW side of the lake. If you go in summer cover yourself with bug juice and enjoy the ride and the views. Paddle the lake by taking the Dismal Swamp connector canal..portaging at...More

1  Thank rossy53
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