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History of Lake Accotink – Part Three

(In case you missed it, “A History of Lake Accotink- Part 1 and Part 2” can be found at and

When we left Lake Accotink in Part 2 of the History of Lake Accotink it was the end of WWII.  The lake, designed to be a reservoir for Fort Belvoir, and its surrounding land now belonged to the federal government.  Time passed.  As modern water systems began meeting the needs of Fort Belvoir and the reservoir became unnecessary, the Army considered ways to release the lake and the surrounding land for recreational purposes.

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