County receives grant for new park at Carter Cove

This photograph shows the Carter Cove County Park land in the foreground, with an existing oyster shucking house and pier. Drone photo by Lancaster County Emergency Services Chief Matt Smith

by Bruce Julian

WEEMS—Lancaster County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to help develop the new Carter Cove County Park in Weems. The grant, pursued by a citizen board appointed to help with public access, is a major step in the goal of getting better public access to the waters surrounding Lancaster County. 

The five-acre parcel for the new park was acquired by the county earlier this year. Proposed amenities include a kayak/canoe launch, fishing pier, picnic shelter, and a boat ramp with courtesy dock. The county purchased the property to increase public access to Virginia’s waters….

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