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“BEST place in the US to Trout Fish!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jackson River

Jackson River
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West Virginia Kayaking Adventure
VA
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154 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“BEST place in the US to Trout Fish!”
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 on “THEIR” property. So, experience the Jackson; however, just BEWARE, of property owners that are NOT very friendly at all. Some will even threaten you with their SHOTGUN to get you off of their property. I've gone with experienced individuals and I have never had any problems; however, I've heard stories...

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC
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4 reviews
“Beautiful -”
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

Visited August 2012
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Covington, VA
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gorgeous and pristine”
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 take-out spots. Can't begin to tell you how beautiful. The scenery rivals many rivers out west.

Visited July 2012
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Huntersville
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299 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Excellent Trout Stream”
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.

Visited May 2011
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VA
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154 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Best Trout Fly Fishing ever!”
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.

Visited March 2012
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