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The Best Fishing in West Virginia

Looking for the best fishing in West Virginia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around West Virginia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near West Virginia

  • Davis, West Virginia

    Camp at Bear Rocks

    4.7
    11.9 mi / 1050 ft gain
    This particular hike is great as there are multiple camping sites, both established and backcountry, and views for miles around almost every bend. Still not convinced? This high-altitude plateau has characteristics typically found in Canadian landscapes. so you can travel north without leaving y...
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  • Elkins, West Virginia

    Hike to High Falls in Monongahela National Forest

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 1440 ft gain
    Though this beautiful hike is a serious workout, it's actually quite easy to follow. It's also listed on Google Maps - I'd highly recommend downloading the map offline just in case something happens. Starting at the trailhead (park at a pull-off along the gravel road just a few hundred feet befor...
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  • Whitmer, West Virginia

    Hike around Spruce Knob Lake

    4.0
    1 mi
    Spruce Knob Lake is located just below the peak of Spruce Knob at 3,840’, making it the highest lake in West Virginia. If you are not camping in the campground, there is a parking lot/boat launch located near the dam. If you are camped in the campground, there is a trail that leads from the campg...
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  • Richwood, West Virginia

    Backcountry Fly Fish on the Cranberry River

    The Cranberry Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Mississippi and offers a unique backcountry fly fishing opportunity within West Virginia. One of the best ways to access the Cranberry River to hike, explore, and fish the river is from the Cranberry River Campground. J...
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  • Masontown, West Virginia

    Coopers Rock State Forest Loop

    4.66 mi / 614 ft gain
    Coopers Rock State Forest Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Morgantown, West Virginia.
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  • Charleston, West Virginia

    White Hollow and Davis Creek Trail

    4.45 mi / 1168 ft gain
    White Hollow and Davis Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Charleston, West Virginia.
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