Recreation

Nottoway County has many recreational opportunities for all ages. There are two recreation associations in the County.

The Blackstone Recreational Association organizes sports activities for young people ages 3 to 18. Using three lighted fields, they sponsor Dixie Youth baseball, softball, T-ball, football, and cheerleading.

The Crewe-Burkeville Recreation Association (www.CBYRA.com) holds its activities at Beamer Field and Hackney Field in Crewe and in the Burkeville Recreational Park. They sponsor Dixie Youth baseball and softball, T-ball, and soccer for children ages 4 to 18. The associations work together on basketball programs.

Other community facilities available for recreational events include the 14,000-square-foot Memorial Center in Blackstone, the meeting room of the Burkeville Municipal Building, the Crewe Community Center, and the Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center in Blackstone.

The Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center has conference-center capabilities designed to accommodate large and small groups. Facilities include an auditorium, gymnasium, indoor pool, dining room, sleeping quarters for 300 people, and numerous rooms that can seat up to 500 persons.

There are two country clubs open for membership. Both the Crewe Country Club and the Nottoway River Country Club in Blackstone have nine-hole golf courses, swimming pools, and clubhouse facilities. The Nottoway River Country Club also has tennis courts.

Nottoway County has several public lakes available for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicing. These include Nottoway Lake (Lee Lake), 175 acres, operated by the Virginia Division of Game and Inland Fisheries; Crystal Lake, 52 acres, owned and operated by the Town of Crewe; and the Fort Pickett reservoir, 161 acres, located in Fort Pickett.

Hunting and fishing opportunities are nearly limitless in Nottoway County and surrounding areas. A variety of small and large game, as well as fish, can be found in great abundance. Hunting and fishing are favorite pastimes for many Nottoway citizens.

Nottoway County lies midway between Virginia’s mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. A two-hour drive is all that is necessary to visit either the Blue Ridge Mountains or Virginia Beach. Snow skiing, hiking, boating, and dozens of other outdoor activities are readily available for Nottoway citizens.