The 19,535 acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, located in the piedmont of Virginia, is 40 miles east of Lynchburg, 60 miles south of Charlottesville, and 20 miles north of Farmville. Recreational opportunities at the park include hiking, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, and fishing to name just a few.
Fishing regulations at Holliday Creek: Only artificial lures with single hook may be used in these waters between October 1st and May 31st. During this time all trout must be immediately released unharmed. General statewide fishing regulations apply between June 1st and September 30th.
Two shelters available on the forest. They are located at:
* Woolridge Wayside on the west end of Route 640. * Lee Wayside on Richmond Forest Road.
Permanent structures are set up with Holliday Lake State Park.
Virginia Department of ForestryAppomattox-Buckingham State Forest1685 Francisco RoadDillwyn, Virginia 23936434.983.2175
Holliday Lake State ParkRoute 2 Box 622Appomattox, Virginia 24522434.248.6308
There is one primary trail at Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest that is open for walking, hiking, horses, and mountain bikes. All motorized vehicles are prohibited on state forest lands. Trails are marked by blue blazes painted on trees approximately every 150-200 yards. The forest also has various gated trails and forest roads that can be used.
Carter Taylor Trail - Wildlife abounds in the ever-changing oak-hickory and pine forest. Deer, turkey, and even black bear make their homes in these woods.
Travelers hike through harvested areas that have either been replanted or protected so that nature is allowed to take its course.
* Foot travel, non-motorized bikes, and horses are permitted.