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Address: Hot Springs, VA

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Right out the backdoor

The Jackson River runs through 4 of our family's backyards. We have enjoyed fishing, tubing, canoeing and picnics by the river. She is a small wonder to be nurtured and cared for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Jackson River runs through 4 of our family's backyards. We have enjoyed fishing, tubing, canoeing and picnics by the river. She is a small wonder to be nurtured and cared for to keep the ecosystem in balance. The Covington Paper Mill is further down river so it is essential to take good care of her.

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New Bern, NC
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Drove from Hot Springs to Covington on the "Jackson River Turnpike". Twisty narrow and no good scenery. Jackson River is very scenic, you just can't see it from the roadway.

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VA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I've been to the Jackson on a number of occasions to trout fish. You MUST know the RULES of that River or you could get in DEEP trouble. I'm specifically speaking of the "Old Kings Grant", which to me is a crock; however, people that live there try to protect, "THEIR RIVER", area and do not want you to trespass... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We did not do any tours associated with the Homestead though. It's a pretty river, found a beautiful water fall along 220

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Covington, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is the best kept secret in the United States! What a treat to float/kayak/canoe down this gorgeous stretch of river. It is SO peacful--a slice of heaven. Not for serious river runners needing class 4-6 rapids, but for the kayaker who just wants fun and relaxation, this place can't be beat! The river has 5 put-in spots and 5... More 

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Huntersville
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Excellent trout stream in western Virginia. It has many entry points and contains a release area that harbors many large trout over 15 inches.

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VA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The water that runs down from the dam makes this river very COLD all year around. If you enjoy trout fly fishing, you should be on the Jackson.

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