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Lake Chesdin
About Lake Chesdin
Lake Chesdin is a 3,100-acre water supply reservoir on the Chesterfield-Dinwiddie County line administered by the Appomattox River Water Authority.

The public boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing pier are open 24 hours a day. There are three private marinas offering:
  • Bait and tackle
  • Boat ramps
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Rental boats

Fishing & Stocking
Chesdin is a very productive lake that offers excellent large-mouth bass fishing, good crappie fishing (both black and white) in spring and fall, and a great channel catfish fishery. For experimental reasons, walleye stocking has been reduced in recent years. Even so, numerous walleye up to seven pounds were collected in gill net samples in 2004 and 2005. As a result, the department has decided to increase walleye stocking beginning in 2005.

Striped bass have been stocked for many years, and although Chesdin does not appear capable of producing a substantial fishery for this species, there is a group of anglers who know how to find them (up to 25 pounds) in the Lake and in the upper-Appomattox River during spring.