Beaver Creek Reservoir

Aerial View of Beaver Creek Reservoir

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Beaver Creek Dam was originally designed and constructed in 1963 by the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, which was formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service. The dam and reservoir were designed to have sediment storage, water supply storage, and flood control storage components. Currently Beaver Creek Reservoir supplies water to the Crozet area and at construction had a design volume of 521 million gallons for useable water supply storage. Drainage area for this reservoir is 9.55 square miles.

This reservoir is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Beaver Creek is home to the Western Albemarle High School Warriors rowing team. One of Albemarle County’s public parks, Beaver Creek Reservoir is stocked with sunfish, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Both swimming and motor boating is prohibited since this reservoir is a community raw water supply.

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek in Winter

Beaver Creek in Winter