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Fishing New River at McKendree

Fishing New River at McKendree (near Prince, WV)

The public river access point at McKendree provides access to fishing the New River, and is located in the New River Gorge near Prince, WV. The New River provides great fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass,  rock bass, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, and flathead and channel catfish.

Float fishing: McKendree is often used as as the put-in point for float fishing trips on New River, with  Stone Cliff often being used as the take-out point.

Notes: Due to dangerous rapids in New River, only experienced whitewater boaters should attempt float trips. 

Access Type: Carry down for small boats.

Directions: Take WV-41 towards Prince, WV.  At base of mountain, after cross the New River, turn right onto County Route 25 (Thurmond-McKenree Road).

Map of Fishing Spots near New River Gorge
Map of Fishing Spots near New River Gorge

Fishing Spots in & near New River Gorge

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