Mid-April through Mid-November are prime time for Smallmount Bass fly fishing on the Shenandoah River. The Virginia Fly Fishing Report for Smallmouth Bass on the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River is updated several times per week throughout the season so be sure to check for the latest conditions.
Rainbow and Golden Trout fishing along a peaceful, 3/4 mile stretch of Smith Creek. For a $60 fee, an angler may keep up to five fish and catch-and-release an unlimited number. Open 9am – 5pm every day during the season
1009 Smith Creek Rd., New Market, VA | 540-740-4373
Lake Laura is a 45-acre private lake with a grassy beach area. Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, and a 3-mile hiking trail around the lake. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For additional information including hours of operation and admission prices, fishing permits and more, call 800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121 or visit the website.
1982 Fairway Dr., Mt Jackson, VA 22842 | 540-856-2121 ext 253
Murray’s Fly Shop is one of the largest and most complete angling shops on the East Coast. Stop in and talk to Harry Murray, author of “Trout Fishing on the Shenandoah National Park” and numerous other fishing books. Murray’s Fly Shop also offers maps and information on trout and bass streams throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Ask about their fly fishing schools and complete guide services as well.
121 Main St., Edinburg, VA 22824 | 540-984-4212
The Shenandoah River is one of the few rivers that flow from south to north and the North Fork, in Shenandoah County, is ideal to float by canoe. Clear water, pleasant scenery, abundant wildlife, and mild whitewater make the North Fork a paddler’s dream. However, low flows during the summer months often require canoeists to walk their boats through shallow areas. The scenery is excellent for the entirety of the river’s course, including great views of Massanutten Mountain.
PLEASE NOTE: Most of the land adjacent to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is privately-owned. You may enter and exit the river ONLY at public access sites.
Kayak trips, tube river floats, and shuttles to the river. Guided and self-guided river trips on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Equipment available for adults and children over 6 years. Open Thursdays-Sundays and Mondays during holiday weekends. Guests can kayak in, camp overnight on their property and kayak out as well.
Call ahead to schedule: 540-459-TUBE (8823)
Trout Pond Recreation Area boasts two beautiful lakes: Rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond. Relax on a sandy mountain beach or fish for stocked trout while the kids splash in the cool waters of Rock Cliff Lake. Trout Pond, home to native Brook trout, is the only natural lake in West Virginia. A designated swimming area, easy lakeside trails, and a children’s playground make this a perfect family destination.
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