Whitetop Laurel Creek

Damascus, Virginia 24236

Whitetop Laurel Creek

Whitetop Laurel Creek Professional Review and Guide

"It would be the rare fly angler indeed who could pass up the opportunity to fish the Whitetop Laurel Creek, which begins on Mount Rogers—the state’s highest point—and eventually flows into the Holston River. Long considered some of the best trout water in the state, anglers from across the Old Dominion come here to do battle with the local trout in one of the most picturesque settings in the Mid-Atlantic.

Deep in the heart of Washington County, Whitetop Laurel Creek boasts a rare commodity among mountain trout streams—big sky overhead. Here both novice and veteran angler can wet a fly and not worry that every other cast may be gobbled up by a ravenous overhanging river birch. Types of Fish: Rainbow, brown, and the occasional brook trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
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Trail Type
Best April through September
Season & Limits
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
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Jul 2018