Lake Phoenix

Rawlings, Virginia

Located in beautiful Brunswick County, Virginia you will find one of the cleanest and clearest quarry's in the mid-Atlantic region.

Lake Phoenix is a multi-purpose site that provides opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, and scuba dive. There are numerous roofed pavilions where divers can set up their gear. In addition to water activities, visitors can enjoy overnight camping.

Location: Rawlings, VA


  • Max Depth: 61-70ft/9-21m
  • Average Visibility: 36-40ft/11-12m
  • Entry Type: Shore
  • Bottom Composition: Rock


  • Granite walls and underwater rock formations
  • Blue Gill, Bass, Turtles, Crawfish
  • Platforms, Airplane, Helicopter, Boats, Buses, Vans

Water Temperature:

  • Spring: 66-70°F/19-21°C
  • Summer: 81-85°F/27-29°C
  • Fall: Under 71-75°F/22-24°C
  • Winter: Under 50°F/10°C
  • Thermocline: remains about 44°F year-round