Bedrock ledges within the North Fork of the Shenandoah River create a unique habitat for fish where angling can be very productive. The North Fork is a relatively narrow, shallow river and is easily accessible for wade angling. In addition, Shenandoah County has over 31 miles of trout areas including Passage Creek, Peters Mill Creek, Tomahawk Pond and Trout Pond as well as a trout farm open to the public for fishing.

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  • Stoney Creek

Lake Laura is a 45-acre private lake with a grassy beach area. Activities include swimming, non-motorized boating, fishing, and a 3-mile hiking trail around the lake. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

  • 5156 Zepp Rd
  • 540-436-3384

A Fish hatchery, with farm raised trout. Fee fishing is to be paid by the pound. No license required. Open seasonally March through September. Call ahead for hours.

  • 2111 S. Hollingsworth Rd
  • 800-933-7275

Seven Bends State Park is a day-use park located in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Seven Bends State Park provides public access to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and features two hand-carry boat launches, picnic…

  • 814 Trout Pond Campground Rd

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…