If you're looking for outdoor recreation in a beautiful location, Beaver Creek Reservoir is the perfect place to spend the day. Pack up the family, bring the boat, fishing rods, the dog(s) and a picnic lunch and you're all set for a day in the great outdoors. Yes that's right this man-made lake covers about 175 acres and holds 1.3 billion gallons of water and allows fishing, boating and has picnic and leisure areas on the shore.
All boats have to be non-gasoline powered due to the fact that the Beaver Creek Reservoir is the primary drinking water source for the City of Martinsville. The reservoir is open for recreational use daily from sunrise until sunset. Picnic shelters can be rented for $30 a day. Canoes with all equipment can be rented on site to use on the reservoir for a low cost of $10 a day.
Boating fees for active, retired and disable military veterans visiting the reservoir will be waived to show the city's appreciation for their sacrifices and dedication to serving their country. The fee for all others is $3 for one day permit and $15 for annual permit.
Remember: Life jackets must be worn at all times.