John Flannagan Dam & Reservoir Route 1, Haysi, VA 24256 (276) 835-9544 This is some of America's cleanest and clearest water (some spots, visibility of 40+ feet). The reservoir provides flood control, low-flow augmentation, fish and wildlife enhancement, water supply and recreation, including: picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing motor boating, water-skiing, marina, launch ramps, hiking, hunting, whitewater rafting and a visitor center.
Leeman Field Park
605 Old Zion Road, Pennington Gap, VA 24277 (276) 546-1177
has many activities for the whole family. These include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a .58 mile walking trail, 2 children's playgrounds, a sand box, swimming pool, baseball fields, access to the Powell River, and 3 pavilions
CITY OF NORTON
Flag Rock Recreation Area
618 Virginia Avenue, Norton, VA 24273 (276) 679-0754
The site offers twenty-five acres of recreation area with spectacular views, hiking trails, a fishing area, playground equipment and 18 camping slots. Bath houses have hot and cold water.
16345 Bush Drive, St. Paul, VA 24283 (276) 762-5297
This fishing lake is for non-motorized boats(Only)and is equipped with one boat ramp. Beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing for all ages.
Rt 72, Dungannon, VA 24245 (276) 467-2665
The Clinch River flows through some scenic gorges and has sweeping mountain views. Some sections contain Class I to III rapids. The river offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for smallmouth and muskies. The Nature Conservancy has designated the river as one of the "Last Great Places" in America because it is home to protected species of mussels
Hunters Ford Island
Route 1, Gate City, VA 24251 (276) 452-2344
Located just outside of the Jefferson National Forest next to the bridge on Rt.65 near Dungannon. Unlike any other campground in Virginia, the island is nestled in the waters of the Clinch River. 10 tent sites and 2 cabins; Paddleboats and canoes privided, volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, and picnic tables
Cavitt's Creek Park/Lake, J. Witten Rec. Area
315 School Street, Tazewell, VA 24651 (276) 988-7250
The 54 acre lake is part of the 164 acre Cavitt's Creek Park. Lake Witten is classified as a "Class A" lake. The Virginia Game Commission stocks trout nine times a year. Open for fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and boating (only electric motor boats are permitted).
Bark Camp Recreation Area
9416 Darden Drive, Wise, VA 24293 (540) 328-2931
The camp offers 25 camping units with tent pad, picnic table and parking spur near 60 acre warm water lake which provides opportunities for fishing and boating (electric motors only). Paved boat launching ramp, hiking trails and picnic units with tables and grills are also features of the site.The lake was constructed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is stocked with northern pike, bass, blue gill, rainbow trout and catfish
Guest River Gorge Trail
9416 Darden Dr., Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-2931.
This picturesque 5.8-mile rail-trail follows the old Norfolk-Southern railroad route once used to haul coal. The trail passes through Swede Tunnel, built in 1922 and over a number of trestles. This portion of the Guest River is designated a State Scenic River. Hikers, bicyclists, anglers, canoeists, and kayakers are invited to enjoy the scenery and interesting geology of the gorge. The trailhead features paved parking and restrooms.
Hanging Rock Picnic Area
9419 Darden Drive, Wise, VA 24293 (540) 328-2931
This picnic area features 18 picnic units with table and grill or fireplace. A group shelter is also available. Little Stony Creek provides trout fishing. The Little Stony National Recreation Trail, also in the area, is a lovely 2.8 mile hike.Hanging Rock Picnic area is located beside Little Stony Creek in a hardwood forest with rhododendron and hemlocks. Huge rock cliffs along the creek and the sound of rushing water add to the natural beauty of the area.
Lake Keokee & Lake Keokee Loop Trail 9419 Darden Drive, Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-2931
This 92 Acre lake, surrounded by a lovely wooded area, may be used for fishing or boating. The lake features a paved boat launching ramp, four picnic units with tables and grills, and a 3.7 mile lakeshore loop trail that provides access for shore fishing and wildlife walking. The lake is home to bass, sunfish, tiger, catfish, muskie and a variety of other fish and wildlife. Boating is limited to non-motorized or electric motor boats only.
Little Stony National Recreation Trail
9419 Darden Drive, Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-2931
Little Stony National Recreation Trail is located between Coeburn and Dungannon on a narrow guage railroad bed that was constructed in the early 1900's for logging. The 2.8 mile trail follows the stream through a 400 foot deep and 1,700 foot wide gorge. There are also two waterfalls 8 and 24 ft high. You can also see the large rock outcrop at the Hanging Rock Picnic Area. It is classified as being medium in degree of difficulty. Much of the trail is wide and barrier free, but there are places where the trail crosses side hollows and goes across Stony Creek where it is necessary to climb over large rocks and boulders. Fishing is also allowed along the sreams, the sheer size of the canyon and roaring sound of rushing water gives the hiker an exciting experience.
North Fork of Pound Reservoir
Route 1, Pound, VA 24279 (276) 796-5775
the 154 acre lake is used for fishing, boating, camping, picnicing, hiking, and municipal water supply. Picnic area overlooks reservoir and is complete with restroom facility. The reservoir is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, but most of the developed recreation sites are managed by the Jefferson National Forest. Fish population in the lake includes, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish. The lake is stocked by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Cane Patch campground is the center of the recreation activity on the lake. It has 33 camping sites with restrooms, showers and playground equipment.
The Laurel Fork campgrounds provide a more primitive atmosphere for campers and is only accessible by boat.
Pound Boat Launch at North Fork Pound Lake
9416 Darden Drive, Wise, VAS 24293 (276) 328-2931
Pound Boat Launch has year round boat access to the 154-acre North Fork of Pound Lake. Trail to Hopkins Branch. Picnicking nearby at the overlook.
Wise Boat Launch at North Fork Pound Lake
9416 Darden Drive, Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-2931
Access to the 154-acre North Fork of Pound Lake for fishing and boating.
Wise Lake Reservoir
Rt. 646, 5545 Browning Lane, Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-6353
Stocked fishing, boat ramp, picnic facilities available.
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