Giles County

Giles County

Paddling New River in Giles County

In Giles County, the majestic New River has depth ranges from a few inches to a maximum of over one hundred feet at the base of the towering Palisade Cliffs in Eggleston. The New River is home to many species of freshwater game fish including bass, trout, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, flathead and channel catfish. Current state records that have been caught in the New River include muskellunge (45 lbs. 8 oz.), smallmouth bass (8 lbs. 1 oz.), hybrid striped bass (13 lbs.), and walleye (15 lbs. 15 oz.).

New River Water Trail SignageThe New River Water Trail™ currently stretches 37 miles. The water trail is visitors and residents’ gateway to Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. River activities include fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, SUP, and swimming, but also connects with hiking trails, wildlife viewing, local lodging and dining options, and the immense variety of experiences waiting in Giles County.

New River Outdoor Company fishingWe invite you to explore the New River with access via public and private boat landings and river access, we encourage you to reach out to a local guide or outfitter, and we welcome you to enjoy the New River Water Trail. Our native and stocked streams also provide world-class fly fishing opportunities.

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