Smith River Canoe Access Point at Fieldale

Access Points are a Great River Resource
Access Points are a Great River Resource
Address
3521 River Road
Fieldale, VA 24089
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Henry
Phone: (276) 634-4640
Phone: (276) 634-2545
Phone: (276) 629-2432
Fax: (276) 634-4637
Email radams@co.henry.va.us
Website www.henrycountyva.gov/parksandrec

Henry County Parks and Recreation have established an access point for convenient public use of the Smith River. Parking is convenient to the access point. This section passes industrial sites, homes and the Dupont private nature preserve. Class I and II rapids are found in the first few miles; the last two miles are on a lake created by the dam. Paddlers can exit on the left before the dam at the Doe Run Access. This is a popular section of the river for boating, fishing, and viewing wildlife. Paddlers should be aware that the entrance ramp is rustic and that water levels are subject to rapid change due to releases from Philpott Dam. Water temperature is cold year round. Paddlers should check USGS gauges and please call for water release schedule.



Categories:
  • Fishing

Last Updated: 10/29/2013 11:36 AM
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