• Counties: Caroline County
    (540) 498-4000
    4600 Spotsylvania Pkwy
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408
    About Lake De Jarnette
    Caroline County, Virginia

    Lake De Jarnette is in Ruther Glen, Virginia, under 35 miles from Richmond.

    The closest major airport is Richmond International, 48 minutes away, and urgent care can be provided at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, 34 minutes away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found at several stores and markets within 20 miles. Locals recommend restaurants such as Mi Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Timbers Restaurant, and Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza.

    On the Water Fun

    At 12 acres, Lake De Jarnette offers its residents privacy and plenty of lake fun. It is part of the Caroline Pines community, which also features four other lakes.

    This lake is the community's main lake and the only one that allows swimming. Small electric motorboats, kayaks, or canoes are allowed on this lake.

    All the lakes are stocked, so anglers can expect to find bream, bluegill, and largemouth bass.

    Lake De Jarnette has a beach for community use, perfect for relaxing and taking in the sights.

    The community also has a swimming pool, a fitness center, a pavilion, a community room, a small library, playgrounds, and a basketball court.

    Local Entertainment

    The top nearby attraction is Meadow Event Park. This park hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, including the Virginia State Fair, which hosts 230,000 attendees. Meadow Event Park is also lauded as the birthplace of the famous racehorse, Secretariat. At Christmas time, this park puts on a charming, second-to-none light show.

    Be sure to visit North Anna Battlefield Park, where you can explore the great outdoors while learning about the history of this Civil War battlefield. This park has marked trails, a river, and is well-maintained.

    Explore Richmond

    The nearby city of Richmond is teeming with historical sites. Monument Avenue and the White House of the Confederacy provide historical information concerning the early days of the United States.

    The top Richmond attraction is Maymont, a 100-acre estate featuring a Japanese garden, petting zoo, carriages, and the Dooley Mansion is available for tour.

    Carytown, a popular city district, is home to unique shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The historic Byrd Theater, which was built in 1928, is celebrating over 90 years of service.

    The Virginia Museum of Art has free admission and features pieces whose creation dates back to 5,000 years.

    A Place to Call Home

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a waterfront property, Lake De Jarnette is an excellent choice.