Ni River Reservoir Park

Ni Reservoir is a 411-acre Spotsylvania County water supply reservoir located near Chancellorsville. 

Location: 10516 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 (The turn into the park comes quickly. We passed it our first time.)

Hours: 6 am to dusk — Open Saturday & Sundays beginning March 5, 2022 – March 27, 2022.  Then beginning in April – Open Each Week on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from April 2, 2022 – October 10, 2022

Ni River Reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

Cost: Click HERE for a list of fees.

Parking: A few spots are available by the shelter. The others are near the reservoir between the trees. They are not easy to get to especially when the park is crowded. On the weekends parking is hard to find.

Parking is between the trees. Can you find a car in this picture?

Information: 1 picnic shelter, restrooms, John boat rentals and boat launch, fishing, and trails

Website: Reservoirs | Spotsylvania County, VA


The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office and Spotsylvania Parks & Recreation are teaming up to bring you a morning of fishing fun on June 11 or July 16.

Participants will be grouped with Officers from the Sheriff’s Department to help with fishing knowledge, fishing skills, crafts and some friendly competition. All supplies will be provided.

Register at the link above.


We headed to Ni River Reservoir on a Saturday. It was very crowded. I would suggest going on a Monday or Tuesday. Remember this reservoir is closed Wed.-Fri. There was a party going on at the shelter when we arrived and several boaters and fishers. It was hard to find parking. We ended up parking along the fence near the check-in booth and ended up walking around for a short time. It was too crowded to really enjoy ourselves. Next time we’ll be visiting on a Monday or Tuesday.

Spotsylvania’s other reservoir is Hunting Run.

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