Heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Enjoy the River
Visit the second oldest river in the world, the New River. See its unsurpassed beauty and live a little with fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing in the New. Experience it on your own or with tour guides that serve Southwest Virginia and High Country North Carolina.
The State Parks also host educational opportunities for all outdoorsman. Observe diverse wildlife and dedicated mountain hospitality and know that unique fishery and fun await you in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Alleghany County.
New River Canoe and Campground
Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains between Sparta, NC and Independence, VA, NEW RIVER CAMPGROUND sits on the border of North Carolina and Virginia at an elevation of 2600 feet and spans an entire mile along the scenic New River. With more water, more out crops, more breath taking beauty, you get to experience the whole river. The second oldest river in the world, the New River winds through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Offering unsurpassed scenic beauty, it is home to diverse wildlife, including species found no where else in the world.
3745 New River Parkway Independence, VA 24348
(276) 773-3412 • Learn More
New River State Park
The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation exists to inspire all its citizens and visitors through conservation, recreation and education. Conservation: To conserve and protect representative examples of North Carolina’s natural beauty, ecological features, recreational and cultural resources within the state parks system; Recreation: To provide and promote safe, healthy and enjoyable outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the state; and Education: To provide
educational opportunities that promote stewardship of the state’s natural and cultural heritage.Address: 358 New River State Park Road Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
(336) 982-2587 • Learn More
Located on the peaceful and historic New River in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy many outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking or just relax in the cool mountain air. The country store has a variety of refreshments, firewood, fishing supplies, and limited groceries. Laundry and hot showers are available. Nearby, enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shatley Springs Restaurant, world famous Frescoes, mountain crafts and
antiques, fiddlers conventions and golfing. There's so much to choose from you'll have trouble deciding… in fact, you may just decide to do nothing at all.
Address: 221 Kings Creek Road Piney Creek, NC 28633
Rock on Charters
Rock On Charters is a full service fishing guide serving southwestern Virginia and the High Country of North Carolina. We are a dedicated team of outdoorsmen who thrive on sharing our knowledge, our passion, and our commitment to conservation. With only the finest equipment and a relentless approach to our craft, our guides are at the top of their class and at the top of their game. WE GIVE 100% EVERY TRIP, EVERY TIME. Southern hospitality is alive in the heart of the Blue Ridge and a truly unique fishery awaits.
Cell: 540-520-9629 • Phone: (844) 347-4682 • Learn More
Tri-State Angler Guide Services
We specialize in fly fishing and spin fishing guide trips in North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. Outfitting float trips on the best smallmouth bass fishery in the east, the New River in North Carolina and Virginia, and fly fishing wade tours on some of the finest small stream wild trout waters and delayed harvest streams in North Carolina.
We love to teach the art of fly fishing. We also offer float trips on the Yadkin River, a real sleeper for small mouth Bass, spotted bass, and the occasional large mouth bass.
(336) 957-4630 • Learn More