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Fishing & Hunting

Tucker County is a true outing for anglers. Whether you’re a defined fisherman, or experiencing your first cast (and catch!), our pristine and plentiful rivers and streams will have you reeling for more.

Catch of the Day:  Anglers know Tucker County as a hallmark for trout fishing.  The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources takes this to heart, their trout stocking program provides ample supply to our rivers and streams throughout the county, year round.  For the seasoned fisherman our fishing page details streams and access points throughout the county.  Easy fishing access points for the physically challenged can be found at the Thomas City Park fishing pier, Davis River Front Park, and DNR pier on Camp 70 road.  At the pinnacle of your fishing game?  Native Brook trout and the streams Brook Trout call home are elusive, yet obtainable in a few Tucker County Streams.  Red Run catch and release is a fly fishing only zone located off of Canaan Loop Rd. (FR 13), and is probably the only publicized location in Tucker County.  It is not that there are no other native Brook stream in Tucker County, it is now up to you to do the research and spend the time earning the right to catch such a cherished prize.  The final option is one that will satisfy the first time angler.  Canaan Trout Ranch, located minutes south of Canaan Valley Resort, is a private lake stocked with trout for your angling and eating enjoyment.  CTR makes bait available for purchase and fly or spin rods are available to rent.  All you need is your enthusiasm and patience!   **Be sure to bring your tackle box and gear needed, there is limited fishing equipment and bait available for sale in Tucker County.

Fish like a local – we’ve outlined our popular fisheries as well as a few hidden gems:

Cliff view looking out onto the valley

Blackwater Falls State Park

Visit Blackwater Falls via bike: Blackwater Falls is a very convenient park to visit and see most all of the sights. In some ways it...

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Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Nestled on a plateau overlooking Canaan Valley, the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, you’ll find the four-destination of Canaan Valley Resort. Choose...

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Dry Fork

The Dry Fork River is the main recipient of water from dozens of tributaries, like Red Creek and the Blackwater River. Beginning life above 4,00...

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Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest just might be the definitive high-mountain forest experience that includes roughly a million acres and reaches an elevation of 4,863 feet...

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Potomac Highlands

Experience the dramatic scenery and iconic landmarks as you travel to the Potomac Highlands in West Virginia. Tell your family and friends you traveled up...

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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures sits on the banks of the Cheat River in historic St. George, West Virginia. Canoe, tubing, and whitewater enthusiasts have recently discovered...

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Cheat River

Summer days spent on the Cheat River are about as refreshing an activity as they come. How about a lazy afternoon drifting down river by...

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Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area

The 3,168 acres of “Little Canaan” wetland complex located near Davis provides countless opportunities for the hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Access this property from Camp...

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Blackwater River

Meandering its way through Canaan Valley, the Blackwater River begins life, maturing into raging whitewater that cuts through the Blackwater Canyon and it's 1,000 ft...

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Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge is located in the largest high elevation valley east of the Rockies. This is 16,000 unspoiled acres of wild...

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Five River Campground

Nestled in the scenic hills of West Virginia near the Monongahela National Forest, Five River Campground is the perfect place to spend time with family...

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Thomas City Park

Thomas City Park is on the outskirts of the small mountain town of Thomas. The park sits on the banks of a reservoir created by...

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Davis Parks/Recreation

Davis Parks and Recreation is the proud new owner of the "Tucker Boulder Park" located at the Davis baseball field. Two professionally constructed boulders encourage...

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Dolly Sods

The Dolly Sods Wilderness and Scenic Area is one of the Monongahela National Forest’s most treasured natural assets. Situated atop one of the highest plateaus...

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