C.M. Crockett Park is the county's largest lakeside park offering a wide range of recreational opportunities including: fishing, seasonal boat rentals and concessions, boat launch facilities, picnicking, picnic shelters, volleyball, horseshoes, a beginner & advanced orienteering course, a cross-country trail for hiking, jogging, winter skiing, and a nature trail through 1-mile of woods.
(For park map click crockettmap)
CURRENT LIMIT ON LARGEMOUTH BASS: Five bass per day total.
Park Rules (click here)
Park entrance fee for non-Fauquier vehicles is $7.00. Fauquier County vehicles are free.
The boat launch fee for non-Fauquier boats is $3.00. Fauquier County boats are free.
Boat Rentals (Prices click here)
Jon-boats with trolling motors or oars, pedal-boats, and canoes available to rent for various lengths of time. Photo ID required.
State license required for all persons age 16 or older who are fishing. Licenses can be purchased at the concession stand.
Special Event/Vendor/Equipment Permits
Special Event Permit required for any activity that has 75 or more people, cost $15. Permit request must be made at least 20 days in advance. For activities that bring any business to the park like a caterer, D.J., hired entertainment or amusements, a Vendor Permit is required - cost $20. An Equipment Permit is required when bringing large equipment like: generators, large grills, sound equipment, inflatable bounce houses, tables over 6-feet long, etc. - No cost.
Trails at C.M. Crockett Park
The Bluebird Cross-Country Trail traverses about 1 1/2 mile on mostly open ground; un-surfaced.
The Four-Seasons Nature Trail covers nearly one mile through wooded hills and ravines; un-surfaced.
The shelter area loop is a 1/4-mile walking path, gravel surface. Strollers with larger wheels recommended.
The park has a beginner and advanced course which is ideal for scout groups. Maps and information is available at the park office. The beginner course has seven stations with few obstacles. Click the following links for more information:
Orienteering Courses Information - How to Use a Compass
Beginner Course Map
Advanced Course Map
Environmental Education Programs
The park offers environmental education programs for schools and scout groups. All programs comply with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL's). Each program is $3 per activity per student and must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office. (Programs list)
Sanctuary: A Commemorative Grove
The Sanctuary is a gallery of indigenous trees such as Beeches, Maples, and Oaks for those individuals and/or groups who would like to plant a tree to commemorate a special event or person. Donated plants, trees or amenities will be marked with signs identifying the individual or event they commemorate as well as acknowledgment to the appropriate persons. Call (540) 422-8870 for an informational brochure.
For detailed information about the Commemorative Grove and donation/application form, click (here)