Rural Retreat Lake & Campground Open for the Season

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Officials are excited that Rural Retreat Lake and Campground has opened for the season. Wythe County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Williams said he looks forward to starting another season at the lake. “We are looking forward to seeing all the familiar and new faces as the lake opens for the season,”…

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

Address 569 Red Hollow Road, Max Meadows, VA, 24360 CAUTION: DO NOT USE YOUR GPS TO FIND US! Mapquest and Google Maps can also be misleading. Read below for directions or give us a call at 276-637-6754. www.fortchiswellanimalpark.com Phone: (276) 637-6754 E-mail: jt@fortchiswellanimalpark.com Directions: Take Exit 80 off I-81/I-77 and turn towards Fort Chiswell onto…

Wytheville State Fish Hatchery

Wytheville State Fish Hatchery 1260 Red Hollow Road, Max Meadows, VA, 24360 www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/stocking/hatcheries.asp Telephone (276) 637-3212 E-mail dgifweb@dgif.virginia.gov Open to the public: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m (Everyday) The Wytheville Trout Hatchery near Max Meadows was acquired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the 1983. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are all hatched…

Williams Orchard

Williams Orchard 5175 West Lee Highway, Wytheville, VA, 24382 www.williamsorchard.com Telephone (276) 686-4851 Williams Orchard is located between Wytheville and Rural Retreat, Virginia. We greet you with a smile and offer lots of seasonal produce specialties. We sell fresh red and golden delicious apples, sweet corn, pumpkins, peaches, pears, indian corn, gourds and much more!…

Shot Tower Historical State Park

283 Pauley Flatwoods Road, Austinsville, VA 24312 www.virginiastateparks.gov Overlooking the New River, Shot Tower was built more than 200 years ago to make ammunition for the firearms of the early settlers. Lead from the nearby Austinville Mines was melted in a kettle atop the 75-foot tower and poured through a sieve, falling through the tower…

New River Trail State Park at Foster Falls

New River Trail State Park at Foster Falls 176 Orphanage Dr. Foster Falls, VA 24360 Telephone (276) 699-2460 or (276) 699-1034 New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city…

Lick Mountain Excursions

1934 Matney Flats Road, Wytheville, VA www.lickmountainexcursions.com Guided rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains on a all-terrain vehicle which seats up to six people while exploring the local picturesque mountain range, history and picnicking at the same time. Separate packages for your need. Reservations requested. Telephone (276) 621-4511

Cedar Spring Trout Farm

3649 Cedar Springs Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368 www.cedarspringstrout.com Telephone (276) 686-4505 Please don’t rely on a gps to find us. Directions: From I-81, take exit 60 and turn east on Rt. 90 (Cedar Springs Road) toward Rural Retreat.  The Sportsman’s Lodge is 10 1/2 miles from the interstate.   Drive through the town of Rural…