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Intersection of Interstates 77 and 81

in Southwest Virginia

Excursions and Hatcheries

Wythe County has an abundance of Outdoor Recreational Opportunities for everyone! Wythe County lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded with over 58,000 acres of public lands to hike, bike, horseback ride and motorcycle trail biking. We have over 240 miles of trails, over 20 miles of river frontage on the New River, trophy fishing, a hunting paradise, and scenic views that are breathtaking and pristine. As you look at the Outdoor Recreation Map, notice the Rte. 52 Scenic Byway, the Route 76 U.S. Bike Route, all the wealth of fishing opportunities and hiking possibilities for all interest. Come visit our area for nature, solitude and outdoors which will aim to please any nature enthusiast.

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Fish The Blue Ridge

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! or call 877-347-8307 for a free brochure.



Lick Mountain Excursions

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

2800 Wysor Hwy., Draper, VA 24342, 276.766.3729

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

I-77, Exit 24

Blue Springs Trout Fishing

298 Blue Springs Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368

Owner – Ted Baumgardner


Exit 60/I81

Fish Hatcheries

Wytheville Trout Hatchery

1260 Red Hollow Road

Max Meadows, VA 24360


Exit 80/I81 I77

Cedar Spring Trout Farm

749 Trout Farm Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368


Exit 60/I81 or Exit 73/I81 I77

Brackens Trout Hatchery

238 Berea Road

Wytheville, VA 24382


Exit 73/I81 I77

Group Tours


Group Itineraries