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Discover some of the best fishing in the state on the Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail. The New River which is ranked in the top 5 best smallmouth bass fisheries in the nation!

 

 There are two fee fishing areas along the trail, the Clinch Mountain Fee Fishing area and the stocked trout waters along Cripple Creek. The fee fishing areas offer put-and-take trout fishing with the added advantage that trout are stocked several times weekly throughout the season.

 

Grab your tackle box and get “hooked” on the Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail! FishBlueRidge.com or call 877-347-8307 for a free brochure.

 

Cedar Springs Fish Farm

749 Trout Farm Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368

276-686-4505

www.cedarspringstrout.com

Exit 60/I81 or Exit 71/I81, I77

 

Cedar Springs Sportsman Lodge

5185 Cedar Springs Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368

276-686-4505

www.cedarspringstrout.com

Exit 60/I-81

 

Hilton’s Catch-Out-Lake

3640 Cedar Springs Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368

276-686-4505

2 acre pond/pay per trout caught

as many as you want to catch

Open weekends only

Exit 60/I81

 

New River State Park

Horse, Bike, Canoe or Kayak Livery Services

176 Orphanage Dr.

Foster Falls, VA 24360

Foster Falls Horses/Ponies Livery (Guided Rides) – Open April  – Oct., 9:30am-5pm

Enjoy a guided horseback ride along

a section of the 57-mile-long New

River Trail. Pony rides are also

available for the little ones.

276-699-2460

newrivertrail@dcr.virginia.gov

 

Foster Falls Boat and Bike Livery

Open April – Oct., 9:30am-5pm

For avid kayakers and canoeist, the New River offers some of the most pristine waters in North American, ranging in world class kayaking from Class I-IV rapids. Shuttles and

Rentals available.

276-699-1034

newrivertrail@dcr.virginia.gov

Exit 24/I-77

 

FISH HATCHERIES

 

Blue Springs Trout Fishing

298 Blue Springs Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368

Owner – Ted Baumgardner

276-621-4238

trout1977@yahoo.com

Exit 60/I81

 

Brackens Trout Hatchery

238 Berea Road, Wytheville, VA 24382

276.228.7836

www.brackenstrouthatchery.com

Exit 73/I81 I77

 

Cedar Spring Trout Farm

749 Trout Farm Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368

276-686-4505

www.cedarspringstrout.com

Exit 60/I81 or Exit 73/I81 I77

 

Wytheville Trout Hatchery

1260 Red Hollow Road, Max Meadows, VA 24360

276-637-3212

www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/stocking/hatcheries.asp

dgifweb@dgif.virginia.gov

Exit 80/I81 I77

 

OUTDOOR GUIDED EXCURSIONS

 

Lick Mountain Excursions

lickmountainexcursions.com

1934 Matney Flats Rd.

Wytheville, VA 24382 $25.00 person / $40.00 per couple Family packages available Open May - Oct., weekends only in August Thurs - Sun 10a-5p, I-81/77, Exit 73.

 

Bluecat on the New

www.bluecatonthenew.com

2800 Wysor Hwy.

Draper, VA 24342

276.766.3729

Tours include hiking, waterfalls, wildlife, or fishing on the New River.

bluecat@ls.net

I-77, Exit 24