• 197Deepest Depth
  • Counties: City of Suffolk
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie
  • Other notes: Flows into lake Kilby
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Must have permit
About Speights Run Reservoir
Convenient to the City

Speights Run Reservoir is in Suffolk, Virginia, under 10 miles from the heart of the city. Norfolk and Portsmouth are under 30 miles away, and Virginia Beach is under 50 miles away for coastal fun.

The Norfolk International Airport is under 40 miles away, and the Sentara Obici Hospital is around five miles away.

Groceries and snacks can be found at several stores and markets under 10 miles away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Al Forno Pizzeria, George’s Steak House, Baron’s Pub, and The Plaid Turnip.

Happy Medium

At 197 acres, Speights Run Reservoir offers its residents plenty of room for lake fun. It flows into Lake Kilby for another lake adventure.

The lake is separated into two sections, and the upper section is closed to public fishing due to the lack of any public access. On the lower lake, there is a paved ramp with limited parking located at the dam on Route 688.

Boating and fishing are the most popular activities, and the lake contains abundant largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and redear sunfish.

Permits are required, bank fishing is prohibited, and gas motors up to 10 horsepower are allowed.

Local Entertainment

Residents can learn about the area's history at either Riddick’s Folly House Museum or Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum.

Outdoorsmen and women won’t want to miss the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. With over 112,000 acres this refuge offers hiking, biking, and an opportunity to view exclusive wildlife.

Explore Various Cities

Portsmouth and Norfolk boast a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Their shopping ranges from upscale department stores to personal boutiques.

Virginia Beach is the perfect place for a walk on the beach, dine at seafood restaurants, or play a round of mini-golf.

The Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, and Suffolk Golf Course make excellent golfing locations.

A Place to Call Home

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