Lake Rawlings

Virginia
USA East

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Submitted By:
Dave K

Submitter Comments:
Lake Rawlings is a good sized beautiful lake that was at one time a granite quarry. Depths up to 65 feet, and all sorts or neat stuff to explore such as two school buses, boats, and lots of special treats.

Directions:
 About 60 miles south of Richmond VA,Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg). Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn. After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South. After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629. After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road). Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!


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04/10/2011 Andrew Zizza (Avg: 3.85 Review) - I've done my SDI Sidemount Cert. and after 2 days of diving here, I did not want to go home (MASS). Water temp 47 Vis. 35+ ft. and lots of cool things to see. A Plane, an up right boat ,a dummy on a lawnmower, (For Blade). And lots more.

11/02/2008 Steve W (Avg: 4.06 Review) - Excellent Visibility! Usually 25-35 ft.

07/24/2008 Eric McBride (Avg: 3.06 Review) - Me and my buddies made our first trip here and we will certainly go back! The vis was excellent for freshwater diving, easily the clearest lake/quarry in the state of Va. They had recently added an airplane to go along with the movie 'The Replacements'. They had many other submerged objects to look at as well, and the fish were plentiful in the areas shallower than 30 feet.

12/04/2007 JL (Avg: 3.35 Review) - Had a great time. Lots to see, nice water temp, and great vis for a quarry.


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Special thanks to Eric McBride!
Lake Rawlings.
Submitted by Eric McBride



Special thanks to Eric McBride!
Bluegill by hubcaps.
Submitted by Eric McBride



Special thanks to Eric McBride!
Replacement sign.
Submitted by Eric McBride



Special thanks to Andrew!
Plane Dive.
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Special thanks to Andrew!
Plane Dive.
Submitted by Andrew



Special thanks to Andrew!
Plane Dive.
Submitted by Andrew



Special thanks to Andrew!
Plane Dive.
Submitted by Andrew


 

Diver Averages for  Lake Rawlings  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.50
Bottom Conditions:  4.50
Reef Conditions:  3.25
Animal Life:  3.25
Plant Life:  2.75
Facilities:  3.75
Solitude 3.50
Roads:  3.25
*Site Average:  3.58
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.75
Beginner Scuba:  4.25
Intermediate Scuba:  4.25
Advanced Scuba:  3.50
Night diving Scuba:  3.25

Number of reviews for this site: 4

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