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Come Visit Mecklenburg

The rolling hills of the Piedmont relax into the Tidewater through a beautiful, mostly undiscovered area of Southern Virginia, which Mecklenburg County lies right in the heart of. Tobacco farms operating since before the civil war, the largest lake in the state, and quaint farming communities like South Hill, Boydton and Chase City dot the countryside, welcoming lovers of history, unique flavors, wine, outdoor recreation, and a generally slower pace of life. Serene sunrises and romantic sunsets punctuate most of the long spring and summer days here, and are especially beautiful in Clarksville, Virginia's only lakeside town. 

Mecklenburg County is rich in history and outdoor recreation with over 850 miles of shoreline and 50,000+ acres of water across two lakes to help you enjoy all of your outdoor activities. If you are looking for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and trail rides just to name a few, this is the place for you to be!
If you're interested in history, heritage and culture then you won’t want to miss Prestwould, a beautiful plantation home in Clarksville, MacCallum More Gardens and Museum, in Chase City VA, or the best Tobacco Heritage Museum in the state, located in South Hill VA or any of the many local history museums throughout the County.
We also have great antiquing, thriftiquing, and quaint shops spread across four unique and historic downtowns to keep the shopper in your family busy. Great restaurants with local flavor and two great wineries round out your trip so whether it’s for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime you can find something that you love in Mecklenburg County VA.
Our towns include:  Boydton, Chase City, Clarksville and South Hill.
Our lakes are:  Buggs Island Lake (aka Kerr Reservoir) and Lake Gaston

For more information on the various tourism spots in Mecklenburg, please visit the submenus under the TOURISM tab above.


 Mecklenburg County is proudly associated with the following organizations:
Virginia's Retreat
Virginia Tourism
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Mecklenburg County Tourism

Life Happens Off the Path.

Whatever you and your family love; you truly can find it here. We are sure you’ll enjoy all Mecklenburg County has to offer!

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Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map

Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map.

Boasting 9,000+ acres of public Wildlife Management Areas and a 50,000 acre lake, Mecklenburg is a sportsman’s paradise.

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Mecklenburg is Lake Country

Mecklenburg Is Lake Country.

It’s time you came to visit us. Click below for a PDF to view the Lake Country Visitor's Guide which is filled with helpful information about the area.

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