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Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Labor Day Relaxation

One of the best little parks I've been to. Modern restrooms. Very clean and relaxing area. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Chesapeake, Virginia
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One of the best hidden public parks in Virginia Beach

Me and my family frequent this park. It is a beautiful piece of land set in between two lakes that... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“piers”(2 reviews)
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5381 Shell Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-3720
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

One of the best little parks I've been to. Modern restrooms. Very clean and relaxing area. Great to go fishing in the woods, from the landing dock or along the fishing boardwalk. Great boat ramp. Economic Park. 👍🏽🙂

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my family frequent this park. It is a beautiful piece of land set in between two lakes that will make you forget you’re in the city. There are abundant trails, multiple piers and floating docks, boat and kayak launches, a large handicap friendly...More

Thank ckt317
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This little park is a great place to go for a walk in the woods or go fishing. The paths meander through the park on groomed trails. There are small rest areas and benches along the way. There are also floating fishing piers along the...More

1  Thank LizandC
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This place is so tranquil. I love my walks there be it morning or evening. It is peaceful and beautiful. I love to see the families there making memories with their families

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hiking along meandering tree-lined trails that meet fish stocked lake waters invites the hiker of all levels and the fisherman to explore and appreciate the beauty and serenity of nature.

1  Thank marilynd543
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This Recently Renovated Park Has A lot Of Fun Activities For The Whole Family!! If You Like To Fish Or Nature Walk This Is Definitely A Must See!! The Fishing Docks Are Large And Safe For Hours Of Fishing Fun. You Will Need To Bring...More

1  Thank bassnut_brown
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Natural beauty,peaceful place to take a walk and some great nature pictures, also can launch kyacks with new easy launch facility

Thank wayfairer
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love the area.. Simply beautiful. Nice people. Good location! Easy access to the water. Just a nice place to chill

1  Thank dawnhon
Reviewed 13 August 2016

There are about 2.5 miles total of pleasantly wooded trails around lakes with nice overlooks. Kayaking and fishing add to the experience. Trails are flat and easy. A relatively clean restroom is available at Shell Rd parking area. More for kids, walkers, and relaxed fishing...More

1  Thank Richard O
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Virginia Beach did a great job fixing this place up. Love taking my dog for walks along all of the trails and enjoying the water overlooks.

1  Thank David R
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23 November 2016|
Response from bassnut_brown | Reviewed this property |
Yes Dogs Are Welcomed As Long As They Are On A Leash. This Is A Wonderful Stroll For Us And Our Four Legged Furbabies.
9 June 2016|
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Freshwater. These are drinking water reservoirs for Norfolk and Virginia Beach.