The beautiful main lake may be used for boating activities, including fishing and water skiing. There are five beaches for member use along the main lake shoreline, all with picnic facilities, and two with public restrooms. Three beaches have boat docks for temporary use, and one of the three has boat rental spaces available. Tufton Lake (Fishing Pond) is available for fishing only.

All watercraft on Lake Monticello lakes must be owned or leased by a property owner or other resident in good standing, according to requirements of Policy Manual Section 6.01 Recreational Facilities and Amenities. Boaters must register watercraft of any type and obtain a current year identification decal at the Marina. Boat and trailer storage are available, and boat slips are rented from the boat slip waiting list for both pontoon and regular boats.

The Marina, located on Jefferson Drive, offers boat launch ramp, lakeside gasoline, landside gasoline, bagged ice, propane refills and live fishing bait. Boat slips are available for annual rental.

  • Seasonal hours:
    • September through April, 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., Monday – Sunday
    • May through August, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • May through August, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
    • For More Information Call: (434) 589-1692

Lake Monticello is formed by a dam on a short tributary of the nearby Rivanna River.