Motts Run Reservoir: Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, VA

Motts Run Reservoir 

Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is a hidden gem just minutes from downtown. 

It’s the perfect spot for a local adventure the whole family can enjoy!  

Motts Run Reservoir is an 860-acre natural area with approximately 12 miles of hiking and biking trails. There are trails for all skill levels.

There is plenty of parking available in the bottom lot throughout the week and facilities if you need them near the nature center. When the gate is closed, you can park in the upper lot but be mindful because there are limited parking spots.  

If you have little hikers, mountain bikers or first-time fishers, this is the great place to go where they can explore, get dirty and enjoy every minute of being outdoors. Our little ones certainly do! 

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Click Here to view a list of suggested items for day hiking trips or click on the PRINT button to download a printer friendly version. This list includes many more items than you’ll likely need for your short treks in or near developed areas, though you can adapt it to your needs for these trips.  


Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

6600 River Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22401