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Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail


Along the trail you will find some of the best fishing in the state such as Whitetop Laurel Creek, which is one of Virginia’s largest and most beautiful trout streams. In Wythe and Grayson counties, you’ll find the New River which is ranked in the top 5 best smallmouth bass fisheries in the nation!


The South Fork of the Holston River in Smyth County features two special regulation areas that help make the stream one of the premier trout fisheries in the Commonwealth.


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.


If lake fishing is more your style, you are in luck! South Holston Lake is a 7,580-acre impoundment operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Much of the reservoir is in Tennessee, but the Washington County Virginia portion of the reservoir offers anglers more than 1,600 surface acres of water.


Another lake fishing destination is Hungry Mother Lake which is located within Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia. Hungry Mother Lake is a really peaceful place to spend an afternoon, a weekend or your entire vacation. The countless Virginia State Park amenities make it a great family destination.


Grab your tackle box and get “hooked” on the Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail by ordering a free guide today.

Motorcycle Trails through the

Blue Ridge Mountains!

Back of the Dragon Motorcyclists, Marion, VAA riding

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32 miles of

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scenery in the

mountains of

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32 miles of excitement, with over 260 curves and elevations of up to 3,500 feet from the valley floor to the top of the mountain! This unforgettable driving excursion extends across three mountains on State Route 16 between Frog Level in Tazewell County and Marion in Smyth County.


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Claw of the Dragon motorcycle riders, Marion, VA

Claw of the Dragon - Off I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia!

Take a Ride on the Wild Side with The Claw of the Dragon. This trail features loops that range from 62 to 224 miles long with  names such as "Possum Run", "The Wooly Mammoth", "Turkey Strut", and the "Horn of the Cow". Call for a free brochure 877-255-9928

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Regional Visitor Center • 408 Whitetop Road • Chilhowie, VA 24319 • I-81, Exit 35

(276) 646-3306 • Toll Free 877-255-9928 •