The New River, one of the oldest in the world and one of the few rivers that flow south to north, is home to several Virginia State Record fish. The state record Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Muskellunge (Musky) were pulled from the New River. The New River is a broad river with deep pools, beautiful bluffs, shoals, scattered islands, and rocky river-wide ledges. There are six ramps that are perfect to launch your boat and float fish the river. You can rent kayaks and canoes at the New River Trail State Park Foster Falls access.
Public – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries stock two sections of Cripple Creek. The first section starts at the intersection of Gleaves Road and Raven Cliff Lane to Pope Road. The second section begins at the end of Bishop Road and ends just after the Route 94 bridge.
Private – Private trophy trout fishing along the sparkling clear Cripple Creek mountain water will offer anglers the chance to catch trout weighing in at 2lbs. and over. The creek is stocked with trophy size rainbow, brook, brown, and golden trout.
East & West Fork Dry Run
Located in the Jefferson National forest just south of Speedwell, Dry Run is a popular fishing destination for native brook trout.
Venrick Run is a small mountain stream located three miles soulth of Wytheville at Crystal Springs Recreation Area. It is designated special regulation trout water, artificial lures with single hook and catch and release only.
Wytheville and Wythe County are all about fun and experiencing incredible attractions that you will only find here in our small but bountiful part of Southwest Virginia.
Due to its stellar location at I-81 and I-77, as well as some divine cuisine, Wytheville has long been known by travelers as THE place to stop and have some great food.