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Fishing New River & Glade Creek

Fishing New River & Glade Creek (near Prince, WV)

The public river access point at Glade  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.

Glade Creek: Provides great catch and release fishing for trout.

Float fishing: The Glade access point and the Grandview Sandbar 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.

Grandview Sandbar: This take out is located approximately 5 miles in on the Glade Creek Road. 

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

Directions: 

From Oak Hill / Fayetteville, WV
From US-19, take the Glen Jean Exit.  Turn left onto WV-16/WV-61 South (towards Mount Hope).  Go 3 miles to intersection with WV-16 (near Mt. Hope). Turn left onto WV-16 (towards Prince, WV).  Go 4.4 miles to intersection with WV-41. At intersection, turn left onto WV-41.  Travel 4 miles down Batoff Mountain along a winding, narrow mountain road.  After reaching the foot of Batoff mountain, just before 1st bridge crossing the New River, turn right onto Glade Creek Road.

From Mount Hope, WV
From WV-16 turn onto WV-61 (towards Prince, WV).  Go 4.4 miles to intersection with WV-41. At intersection, turn left onto WV-41.  Travel 4 miles down Batoff Mountain along a winding, narrow mountain road.  After reaching the foot of Batoff mountain, just before 1st bridge crossing the New River, turn right onto Glade Creek Road.

From Beckley, WV
From North Eisenhower Drive, take WV-41 North (Stanaford Road) towards Prince, WV to intersection with WV-16.  At intersection, turn right onto WV-41.  Travel 4 miles down Batoff Mountain along a winding, narrow mountain road.  After reaching the foot of Batoff mountain, just before 1st bridge crossing the New River, turn right onto Glade Creek Road.

Map of New River Gorge Hiking Trails near New River Gorge Bridge
Map of New River Gorge Hiking Trails near New River Gorge Bridge

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