FAQ's

Where are boat ramps in Halifax County?

There are public boat ramps onto Lake Conner, Hyco River, and Staunton River. Details to these can be found at: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/access/?filtertype=fips&fips=083

Staunton River State Park has boat ramps onto Kerr Lake Reservoir available for a nominal parking fee. Contact the park for details: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sta.shtml

What motorsports are in the Halifax County area?

There are two or three stock car races each month from March through September at South Boston Speedway. Their calendar this year: http://www.southbostonspeedway.com/schedule

VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility and hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events: http://virnow.com/events

Where can I go horseback riding?

You have a few choices:

Shangrila Guest Ranch offers all-inclusive, hourly and day horseback riding by appointment.

Falkland Farms offers 75 miles of trails, horse & human lodging.

Staunton River State Park offers camping, cabins, and horse stalls.

Q – What is the difference between Kerr Reservoir and Buggs Island Lake?

Nothing. They are the same, 48,900 acres (at full pool) of boating, swimming, water-skiing and fishing fun.

Q – Are there any antique shops around Halifax County?

Oh yes. Here is a link to get you started.

Q – Where can we have our family reunion?

Here is a link to area venues, from quaint and charming to grand and luxurious. http://www.venuehelper.com/va/halifax-county

Q – Where can I rent a boat to ride around Kerr Reservoir?

River Traders Boat Rental in Scottsburg has pontoon, jon boat and canoe rentals ~ 434-575-1022

Marine Rental Occoneechee State Park ~ 434-374-2525

Clarksville Marina ~ 434-374-8501

Q – Where can I get information and licenses for hunting and fishing?

At the South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center. 1180 Bill Tuck Hwy, South Boston, VA 24592. 434-572-2543. Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday noon to 5.

Q – I want to research my family history. Where can I get started?

Start here: http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/genealogy.htm

Q – How can I find out what's happening in the area when my family visits?

Good question! Do they – or you – enjoy antiquing, fine dining, theatre, ballet, festivals, live music performances, going to a race? Or would you rather enter a fishing tournament, go horseback riding, hunting, camping, and sporting clay shooting? Halifax County has a lot to offer. Call us at 434-572-2543, or visit our online calendar.

Q – I am a history buff. What happened in Halifax County, VA?

Halifax County is rich in history. Read a bit about our historic sites, read a sketch history of Halifax County, and browse our online directory of historic sites.

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