Wytheville, VA

Wytheville is a true original, not just because it’s the only town in the country fortunate enough to bear that name but also because of its stunning landscape, which includes majestic mountains, sparkling waters, and rolling hills. No doubt about it – a trip to this memorable and striking town in Southwest Virginia always leaves visitors wanting more!

Rural Retreat Lake


This 90-acre lake is home to Muskellunge (Musky), Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Crappy. The lake has a boat ramp, ample shoreline fishing, picnic shelters, campgrounds, and a concession that sells food, bait, and tackle. The Wythe County Parks and Recreation Department operates a swimming pool adjacent to the lake. The boat ramp and lake are open 24-hours a day, year-round, with the other facilities open seasonally.

Stocked Trout Pond at Rural Retreat Lake


A small pond adjacent to Rural Retreat Lake is stocked seasonally with trout. Visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website for more infomation and for a daily Trout Stocking Schedule

Hale Lake


Hale Lake is a small impoundedment in the Jefferson National Forest on the border of Wythe and Grayson counties. The lake is stocked seasonally with trout, visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website for the Daily Trout Stocking Schedule.

Wytheville, VA
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