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Buggs Island Lake (also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir)

kerr dam

Buggs Island Lake, a 55,000-acre lake with over 900 miles of shoreline, is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south.

Day use areas, 39 boat launches, and boat rentals are available, as are secluded lakefront properties. A fishing pier has been constructed to meet the needs of handicapped fishing enthusiasts. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visitors to the lake total 1.6 million per year.

Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston is 34 miles long, and provides 20,300 acres of surface area with over 350 miles of shoreline. This beautiful lake offers ideal facilities for fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports.

Parker Park

Aerial view of Parker Park baseball fields

Parker Park is a beautiful, state-of-the-art sports facility in South Hill. The park frequently hosts district, state, and national baseball and softball tournaments and has hosted several World Series tournaments. Park amenities include:

  • 9 lighted baseball/softball fields, each with a press box
  • Indoor baseball/softball training facility
  • 3 basketball courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Walking trails/areas
  • Picnic areas
  • 2 concession areas with restrooms

South Hill Dixie Softball  
South Hill Youth Baseball

South Hill Baseball History Article  Courtesy of Baretta Taylor

Centennial Park

Centennial Park in South Hill VirginiaCentennial Park, located near the heart of downtown, hosts numerous annual festivals and has two modern lighted tennis courts and two covered pavilions with restrooms. This park also has a lighted multi-purpose stadium field available for a variety of activities. The newly constructed amphitheater offers a venue that will seat 1,500 persons.

South Hill Soccer Complex

The South Hill Soccer complex, home to the Lake Gaston Soccer Association (LGSA), is a 25-acre complex that houses one professional grade field and one youth field for players of many ages. The LGSA currently serves 400 youth and adults through spring, fall, and youth winter indoor soccer.

Max Bagley Crowder Memorial Park at Whittle's Mill

whittles millThis park is located 6 miles west of South Hill. The park is at the site of Whittles Mill Dam, which dates back to 1805. The dam was once part of an 18th century grist mill and has a rich history. The Town is continuously making improvements to the park, which currently features swimming, a canoe launch, and primitive campsites.

Golf Courses

South Hill Country Club
The South Hill Country Club facilities include a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. You’ll also find a Pro Shop and practice facility on site.

Kinderton Country Club, Clarksville, VAKinderton Country Club
Kinderton Country Club, located in Clarksville, VA, offers an eighteen-hole, Don Ross championship golf course, putting green, and driving range. Swimming, tennis, and club facilities are also available.

Kinderton Manor Inn, a restored 1830s home operating as a bed and breakfast, is available for private parties, business meetings, and conferences.

Mecklenburg Country Club
Mecklenburg Country Club, located in Chase City, VA, offers a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse facilities.


tobacco heritage trailTobacco Heritage Trail

South Hill is partnering with its neighbors to develop the Tobacco Heritage Trail, a 150 mile hiking, cycling, and horseback trail extending through five counties.

The trail features both paved and unpaved sections, long wooded vistas and short town sections. View an interactive map of the complete THT.