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    About Lake Laura
    Shenandoah County, Virginia

    Lake Laura is a beautiful lake in Basye, Virginia, near the Virginia-West Virginia border. Washington, D.C. is under 130 miles away, the perfect distance for a weekend getaway.

    The Shenandoah Valley Airport is under 55 miles away, and the Dulles International Airport is under 105 miles away. For medical care, the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital is under 25 miles away.

    On and Around the Water

    Lake Laura spans 44 acres and is owned by the Bryce Mountain Resort, so homeowners an visitors can live the lake life and resort life!

    Popular activities are electric motorboating, swimming, fishing, and relaxing on the shoreline. Anglers can find largemouth bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, crappie, walleye, channel catfish, and northern pike.

    A boat launch is at the upper end of the lake, and there is shoreline fishing access across the dam and around the boat launch area. The lake also features a beach area, a hiking trail, and a beach shack serving food and drinks.

    Beyond the lake, Bryce Resort offers tons of activities and amenities for residents and visitors. Some options include skiing, golf, mountain activities, mountain biking, tennis, a members’-only pool, a restaurant, and more.

    Explore Washington, D.C.

    For an exciting weekend trip, Lake Laura residents can take the short trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C!

    The District of Columbia is home to numerous memorials and museums, highlighting the rich history of the United States, the natural sciences, and the world.

    Start your tour with the well-known Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This prestigious museum holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and artifacts, including the remains of dinosaurs.

    Next, check out the National Gallery of Art. This sprawling, two-building complex houses the nation’s treasure-trove of art, spanning all major periods and many famous paintings.

    Most notably, be sure to tour the U.S. Capitol building, a must-see! The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Today, it stands not only as a monument to its builders but to the American people and their government.

    A Premier Paradise

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