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.
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
Access Type: Carry down for small boats.
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