2018 Meeting and Survey of the Virginia Herpetological Society
Lake Anna State Park

This is the first herpetological survey conducted by the Virginia Herpetological Society (VHS) in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Lake Anna State Park is over 3,000 acres with a variety of habitats to target different herp species. There a few county records that are to be expected at this survey. Learn more about Lake Anna State Park.

Friday, May 18 – Business Meeting and Survey Coordination (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, May 19 – Main Survey (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)
                                – Night Survey (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
Sunday, May 20 – Secondary Survey, VHS Members only (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Park Map
Trail Guide
Address - 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Google Maps location

Signing up
All participants must register here.
You must be a member to sign up for Sunday’s survey. Become a member here.

Friday, May 18th: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Business Meeting - Visitor Center
Starts at 6:30pm. We will be talking about VHS business items and around 7:30 pm we will talk about the upcoming survey. We will go over different areas of the park that we will survey, choose group leaders, and talk about what species we hope to encounter as well as what we expect to see.
Visitor Center Location

Saturday, May 19th: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at Visitor Center, talk about what we hope to find, divvy up groups, disinfect footwear and equipment Night Hike: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location TBD

Sunday, May 20th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
**Members only**

To reserve a campsite call 1 800 933-7275 or book online:

Find other nearby lodging here.

** This survey is the weekend before Memorial Day which will be very busy, so book your accommodations ahead of time!

More information will be added as it becomes available.

If you have any questions please contact Matt Neff, President of VHS: president@vaherpsociety.com


Virginia is home to 28 species of frogs and toads.


We have a large diversity of salamanders consisting of 56 different species and subspecies.


Virginia is home to 9 native lizard species and two introduced species, the Mediterranean Gecko and the Italian Wall Lizard.


The Commonwealth is home to 34 species and subspecies of snake. Only 3 species are venomous.


Virginia has 25 species and subspecies of turtle. Five of these species are sea turtle.



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