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New River Charter - The New River's Premier Guide Service!

New River

With over 38 years of fishing the New River, Capt. Forest Pressnell can put you on fantastic small mouth, muskie and walleye fishing. We can even pick you up at Fireflies riverfront dock and return you to the cabin at the end of the day.

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Blue Cat on the New

A relaxing and fun vacation awaits you on the New River , by Blue Cat on the New! We offer kayak and canoe rentals, as well as instruction! For your fishing trips or outdoor recreation fun, call Blue Cat on the New! Blue Cat on the New caters to the needs of groups and individuals. We offer equipment and guidance for the rich river experience you want. Enjoy our back yard and discover what the New River has to offer. We have river tubes with 3 different runs. 1hr, 2 1/2 hr and 4 hr. trips $10/tube.

Claytor Lake

Located on the 4,500-acre, 21-mile long Claytor Lake in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts. The park also has an excellent marina and meeting facility, Water's Edge .

Claytor Lake Water Sports

Claytor Lake Water Sports provides a safe and fun atmosphere for individuals, families and groups wanting a variety of entertainment on the water at an affordable price.

Greasy Creek Outfitters - Fishing the New River for over 30 years!

Over the years, Greasy Creek Outfitters has appeared in many prominent magazines, including In-Fisherman, Bassmaster, Fly-Fish America, Eastern Fly-Fishing, NC Game and Fish, NC Sportsman, VA Game and Fish, Virginia Wildlife, Chesapeake Angler  and more.

Great Bicycle Trails

Radford Mountain Bike Park

This 100 acre gem overlooking Claytor Lake Dam is Radford's newest area for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking and bird watching. Built to IMBA (International Mountain Biking) guidelines, this property features 12 trails that cover 8-10 miles of serene habitat.  The trails vary from easy to advanced.  You will see lots of birds, an occasional
deer and even a view of Claytor Lake .

New River Trail State Park

New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River , which is one of the world's oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north.

Draper Valley Golf Course

When we say Draper Valley Golf Club takes golf to new heights, we are not just talking about the history surrounding our property. Come play or celebrate and we'll take your day to new heights as well!

Pete Dye River Course of VA Tech

With one visit to Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech it is obvious why Golf Magazine recently selected it as one of the best new public access courses in the United States . From elevated tees, the majestic course wraps along 2 1/2 miles of the majestic New River .

Winter Place Ski Resort

An easy hour drive to the highest snowmaking capacity per acre in the Southeast. Located off of I-77 at Exit 28 in Ghent , West Virginia

Sights to See

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a product of the New Deal's efforts to provide jobs to the unemployed of the Great Depression. Construction began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob near the North Carolina and Virginia state line.The idea was to create a link between the Shenandoah National Park to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park .


Big Walker Lookout

Big Walker Lookout is a scenic attraction in Southwest Virginia .  At an elevation of 3,405 feet, Big Walker Lookout affords one of the most spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains .

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia and possibly on the entire East Coast. Little Stony Creek falls over a vertical cliff in several different streams. Several streams cascade a couple times on the way down while others fall the whole distance of the falls.


Chateau Morrisette Winery

Chateau Morrisette ® is located in a spectacular mountain setting in Floyd County off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 171 and 172. The winery and gift shop are open seven days: Monday-Thursday 10am - 5pm; Friday - Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm. 

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery

West Wind Farm is a fourth-generation homestead in Southwest Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains . Although we planted our grapes in 2003, our family's roots date back nearly a century. We welcome hikers, motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists, corporate escape artists, picnicking lovers, stressed-out lawyers, tired old hippies, Yankee tourists, and the occasional wine expert to our breezy hillside gathering place.

Foggy Ridge Cider

At Foggy Ridge Cider in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, innovation and tradition are combined. Over 30 American, English and French apple varieties -ugly and hard to grow but full of the tannin, acid and aroma needed for fine cider-are blended to create a traditional hard cider crafted with modern technique .

Blacksnake Meadery

Mead is an ancient drink, thought by many to be the first fermented beverage.  Mead is diluted honey that has been fermented.  Blacksnake Meadery, Carroll County 's first winery and Southwest Virginia's only meadery is a family-owned and operated business in the beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia , off the beaten path. 


Good food can be found here..

Chateau Morresette Restaurant

Enjoy elegant dining in a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Whether dining indoors by the open fire or on the patio during warm weather, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Savor foods from the American South along with award winning wines.

The River Company Restaurant and Brewery

The River Company Restaurant and Brewery is located in beautiful Fairlawn , VA and are mere minutes away from Radford University and Virginia Tech. It specializes in all natural beef which is dry aged in house to produce a distinctly tender and flavorful steak. The Chief Brewer produces all draft beers in house, offering a wide variety of flavors to please every palate. Not a beer person? Be sure to ask for our extensive wine list!


Sharkey's Wing & Rib Joint's goal is to provide enjoyment to the guests, the staff, and the community by creating a fun and entertaining environment. Whether it's a date, a party, a club gathering, or you're just looking for great food in a fun atmosphere, Sharkey's will make you feel right at home!  With our many big screen TVs, you can watch your favorite sporting events as you enjoy a delicious meal from our expansive menu along with a cold, refreshing beverage from our bar.

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill is a brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. The brewpub is located in the new "First & Main" on South Main Street in Blacksburg , Virginia .

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia . The luxurious 200 seat dinner theatre promises our audiences the most unique theatre and dining experience around. While seated in comfortable-lounge style chairs, you will be served a four course meal prepared by our in-house chef. Then sit back and relax and let us entertain you with one of our Broadway caliber musical productions. We are Virginia 's only ALL musical theater, ALL the time!


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