Water Access: Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing in Suffolk 

As various bodies of water in Suffolk are owned by different municipalities, boating and fishing permits are required from the respective city.  

Portsmouth Boating/Fishing Application and Information

Norfolk Boating Application and Information

State Fishing Licenses

*there is no Suffolk Boating Application (all boats in Suffolk waters must be registered with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources)

Swimming in public lakes in Suffolk is prohibited.

Water Access Locations City Owner Boating Bank Fishing Reference
Lake Cohoon
    2756 Lake Cohoon Rd
Portsmouth Public Ramp
Gas Motors up to 9.9 hp
Limited to Fishing Station for more info..
Lake Kilby
    829 Lake Kilby Rd
Portsmouth Private Access Only
Gas Motors up to 10 hp
Prohibited for more info...
Lake Meade
    689 Lake Meade Dr
Portsmouth Public Ramp
Gas Motors up to 9.9 hp
Limited to Fishing Station for more info...
Lake Speight
    Ramp at dam on Rt 688
Portsmouth Public Ramp (Lower Lake Only)
Gas motors up to 10 hp
Prohibited for more info...
Lone Star Lakes
    401 Kings Highway
Suffolk Public Ramps Permitted for more info...
Great Dismal Swamp
    3120 Desert Rd
Suffolk  Fee to Access Ramp Permitted for more info...
Lake Prince 
    3717 Lake Prince Dr
Norfolk Boat Ramp
Gas Motors up to 9.9 hp
Limited to Boat Ramp Area for more info...
Burnt Mills Reservoir
    Kirk Rd & Everets Rd
Norfolk Boat Ramp
Gas Motors up to 9.9 hp
Prohibited for more info...
Bennett's Creek Park
    3000 Bennett's Creek Park Rd
Suffolk  Boat Ramp Permitted for more info...
Sleepy Hole Park
    4616 Sleepy Hole Rd
Suffolk Kayak Launch *ADA accessible  Permitted on Fishing Pier for more info...
Constant's Wharf Park & Marina Suffolk  Kayak Launch *ADA accessible  Prohibited