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Boating Permits
Boating shall be permitted on the lakes one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Only boats of safe and substantial type and structure shall be allowed on the lake. Only row boats, sailboats, and electrically propelled boats will be permitted on the lakes. No gasoline propelled boats are permitted. Motors with open exhausts are prohibited from the lakes at all times. Any person desiring to place a boat upon the lakes, either for regular or temporary use, shall secure a permit and decal. Permits and decals shall be issued for a two-year period beginning January 1, 2023 and will be prorated throughout the two-year period. The decal shall be affixed to the boat on the left side of the bow not more than two (2) inches below the gunwale.


Boating decals and permits can be purchased at the following locations:

Town Treasurer's Office
400 South Main Street, Suite 109, Culpeper, VA 22701
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Ole Country Store
18019 Country Store Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701
during store operating hours

Standard two-year user certificate &  Standard two-year permit: $20.00 (prorated throughout the permit period)

  • January 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023: $20
  • July 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023: $15
  • January 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024: $10
  • July 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 $5

To purchase a Boating permit online, please click here.