Recreational Areas


RULES

For a complete listing of Rules and Regulations see PM 6.08.

Beaches

Lake Monticello's shoreline has five beaches for swimming, picnicking, and launching kayaks and canoes. Each location includes picnic tables and grills, docks for temporary boat docking, and public restrooms. Annual rental of canoe and kayak racks is available through the Marina Office.

Locations:

  • Main Beach: End of Ashlawn Boulevard
  • Beach 2: End of Whippoorwill Lane
  • Beach 3: End of Landslide Court
  • Beach 4: End of Bench Circle
  • Beach 5: Jefferson Drive/Section 

Rules: PM 06.02
 

Tufton Pond

For those who like to fish, VA license is required, but don't have a boat, Tufton Pond is an excellent option for you. While swimming is prohibited, the pond is open to kayakers and those using other non-motorized watercraft. For those who prefer to relax, enjoy nature, and read a book, the handicap accessible pier is a fantastic destination.

CREEL LIMITS:

  • Largemouth Bass: Keep all bass less than 15 inches and release all bass 15 inches or more
  • Sunfish: Release all sunfish
  • Black Crappie, White Perch, Catfish and Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Grass Carp: Keep all
RULES
 

Tufton Pond is a small 40 acre pond which is primarily used for fishing, Kayaks, Canoes, and small non-motorized boats. There is a fishing pier and small boat ramp. Swimming is not allowed and posted accordingly due to inaccessible swimmer access areas around the pond, in addition to some algal bloom occurrences that are the result of an excess of nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen). LMOA prohibits swimming in Tufton pond for overall safety reasons and due to concerns regarding potential species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) which can become toxic and bloom rapidly during warm weather when ideal conditions occur.

For more information on LMOA's fishing regulations review Policy Manual Chapter 6, 6.06

Racquet and Tennis Courts

LMOA has courts at two separate locations. Lafayette Courts are open for play, without a charge, to members, social associate members, and their guests. There is an annual membership fee to use the Ashlawn Courts along with a registration form

Pickleball lines are in place at both Ashlawn and Lafayette Courts. Lake residents gather nearly daily for group play at either of these courts. New players are welcome to join. For more information or to schedule a free introductory lesson, please contact Warren McIvor at [email protected]\  434-774-6724

Tennis activities are:

Junior Tennis: Boys and girls ages 8-13 can join the Lake Monticello Junior Tennis League. No experience is necessary – adult tennis volunteers teach basic skills such as strokes, types of shots, serving, and scoring the game. The League plans to start meeting every Monday staring September 12, 2022, at the Ashlawn Courts from 5-6 PM. Contact Betsy Gunnels at [email protected] for more information!

The Rusty Racquet Group: Adults who have played tennis in the past and now have time to shake off the rust from their racquets. Come out and hit again! Contact Karen O’Neal at [email protected] for more info!

Men’s Tennis: Enjoy social tennis at the Ashlawn Courts on Wednesday mornings. Doubles and Singles players are welcome. Contact: Warren Walle [email protected]

Women’s Tennis: Enjoy social tennis at the Ashlawn Courts on Thursday mornings. Doubles and Singles players are welcome. Contact: Cheryl Schwandt [email protected]

Mixed Tennis: Enjoy social tennis with men and women doubles and singles play on Saturday mornings. All are welcome. Contact: Betsy Gunnels [email protected]

Tennis Under the Lights: Too hot during the day and you want to play? Ashlawn Courts offer great nighttime tennis. Contact: Fred Gunnels [email protected]

For more information on LMOA's tennis court regulations review Policy Manual Chapter 6

Basketball

LMOA has two newly resurfaced basketball courts location across from the Ashlawn Clubhouse.

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Horseshoe Pits

Two horseshoe pits can be found adjacent to the tennis courts at the Ashlawn Clubhouse.

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Playground & Picnic Facilities

  • Ashlawn Park, below basketball courts (public restrooms available)
  • Bunker Playground (public restrooms available)
  • Lafayette Park
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Softball & Soccer Field

Bunker Ball Field is designed for use as a softball or soccer field. Picnic and public restroom facilities are also available at this location. The ball field is surrounded by a 1/4 mile paved walking path.

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Park & Walk LMOA

The golf cart paths are open to walking in the mornings. Walkers must complete the front 9 by 7:30am daily. The back 9 is open for walking until 8:30am Monday- Wednesday, 8:00am on Thursday and Friday, and 9:30am on Saturday-Sunday. Walkers are asked to walk in the order of holes 1-9 and 10-18. Walking is not permitted during play hours for safety reasons. Bikes, skateboards, and dogs are not permitted.

In addition to walking the cart paths at the Lake Monticello Golf Course, walking routes have been marked at Beaches 2 & 3 and Lafayette Park. Just look for “Start” and the white footprints painted on the left side of the road. At the beaches, the starting point is at the top of the parking lots, and at Lafayette Park, it’s on the right side on Lafayette Drive. The turns are marked, so you can quickly stride without a map, but turn-by-turn directions via Google Maps are available below.

Of the completed walks, Beach 2 is the shortest and most comfortable, as it’s mostly flat. Beach 3 is a half-mile longer and has some gentle slopes. Lafayette is the longest and most challenging.

Where ever you choose to walk, please walk facing traffic and wear clothes that will make you easy to see.

Have you mapped a favorite walk at Lake Monticello? Want to share with your neighbors? Email the link to your walk by sending it to: [email protected]

Park & Walk Lafayette Google Map


Park & Walk Beach 2 Google Map


Park & Walk Beach 3 Google Map