Izaak Walton League of America
Welcome to the Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg! We are part of the Izaak Walton League of America, a non-profit national conservation organization with a mission, "To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other national resources of the United States and other lands, to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization."
Established in January 1941, one of the ways the Lynchburg, Virginia Chapter has striven to fulfill the IWLA mission is through the development and maintenance of our Walton Park recreational facility. Located in Amherst County just north of Madison Heights, Walton Park covers 325 acres and includes a campground, swimming and fishing lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds, and shotgun, rifle, pistol, and archery ranges.
Also see our Facebook pages Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg and Action Shooting at Izaak Walton - Lynchburg.
5/25 Covid 19 update.
We are reopening the Park gradually and in parallel with guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia. At this point in time all ranges are open, the campground is open including the bathhouse serving the RV area, and the lakes are open to fishing. No club house is open, nor the kiddie pool and lake for swimming. The bathhouse near the beach area remains closed. Social gathering guidelines remain necessary throughout the Park.
Archery Event Quicklist
Park is open 10-4pm. Ranges open 11-3pm. Kids fishing tourney begins at lower lake at 10:30am.
2019 Madison Heights Youth Baseball Association Picnic
On July 22nd, 2019, IWLL hosted a picnic and outdoor day fo the Madison Heights Youth Baseball Association, AA Division - League runners-up - (8 year olds). As you can see, they had a wonderful time! 😁
2019 Amateur Radio Field Day
On Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, IWLL again hosted the Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for the annual ARRL Field Day. On this day, over 40,000 amateur radio operators (hams) in North America hold an "Open House" in which they set up temporary operational locations to practice mobilizing as they would to handle communications during natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies. The public is invited to observe as the hams compete to run up contacts with other hams in remote locations. Also, the public can participate in making contacts. The hams especially like introducing kids to the hobby/discipline. 🙂
IWLL at the Lynchburg Gun Show!
Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg had a booth at the Lynchburg Gun Show at the former Macy's at River Ridge Mall on June 22nd, 2019. Several people volunteered to man (woman) the booth at various times. To avoid leaving anyone out, let's just thank them all! They talked to a lot of people, gave out information, and raised awareness of IWLL and it's role in the community.
2018 Cub Scout Pack 29 Campout
Nice article on the Action Pistol Shooting program at Izaak Walton in the Amherst New Era~Progress newspaper. Share this with any friends you think might want to participate. You don't have to be an Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg member to participate (but we hope you'll join!). Those wanting more information please email Tony Unroe at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click on photo below to read the article.
WSET features IWLL! It was WSET (ABC -Channel 13) during the August 7th, 2018 12:30 PM half-hour segment. Click on the video file below to see it!
SEE 2018 OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS ----> MORE---->2018 IWLL OPEN HOUSE
2018 OPEN HOUSE RANDOM DRAWING WINNERS!
R&P: Chaz Sweeney ($25 GC to Petrey’s Gun Store
T&S: Mark Sihlanick ($25 GC to Lynchburg Arms
Archery: Ken Bomar ($25 GC to Pro’s Choice)
The following won a $15 Gift Card for Walmart
Kids’ R&P: Trevor Goff
Kids’ T&S: Jax Spaulding
Kids’ Archery: Rachel Hughes
Air Gun: Ryan DeWitt
Exciting things are happening with the Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg this year, and the Park Promotions Committee is looking for more input from our park members.
If you would like to be involved with planning events and promotion of IWLL, please join us Tuesday, April 9, 6:00pm at the clubhouse for a quick meeting to be followed by the monthly Board Of Directors meeting. We would live to have your input and assistance in making 2019 a great year!