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


Cedar Springs Fish Farm

749 Trout Farm Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368


Exit 60/I81 or Exit 71/I81, I77


Cedar Springs Sportsman Lodge

5185 Cedar Springs Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368


Exit 60/I-81


Hilton’s Catch-Out-Lake

3640 Cedar Springs Road

Rural Retreat, VA 24368


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.



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.


Exit 24/I-77




Blue Springs Trout Fishing

298 Blue Springs Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368

Owner – Ted Baumgardner


Exit 60/I81


Brackens Trout Hatchery

238 Berea Road, Wytheville, VA 24382


Exit 73/I81 I77


Cedar Spring Trout Farm

749 Trout Farm Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368


Exit 60/I81 or Exit 73/I81 I77


Wytheville Trout Hatchery

1260 Red Hollow Road, Max Meadows, VA 24360


Exit 80/I81 I77




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


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

I-77, Exit 24