Cranberry River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in West Virginia.

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Northwest of Marlington and west of Slatyfork, the Cranberry River is a shallow mountain stream that has made a huge comeback over the past 20 years. It is one of the top fisheries in the state with plenty of stocked brown trout and rainbow trout.

The best section for fly fishing on the Cranberry River is from Woodbine Recreation Area downstream 1.2 miles to Camp Spinter (catch-and-release). This section is access via FS76. Another interesting section is from the junction of the North Fork and South Fork that runs downstream for 4.3 miles to the bridge at Dogway Fork. Access is provided off FS76 at Cranberry Glades parking area.

Overall, Cranberry River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in West Virginia.

Best Cranberry River Fly Fishing Review | West Virginia

Cranberry River (WV/US)

Best Cranberry River Fly Fishing Review | West Virginia

Cranberry River (WV/US)


Local Contact(s):  MNF (304) 636-1800; WV Tourism (800) CALLWVA

Recommended Book:  "Americas 100 Best Trout Streams" from John Ross

Base Camp:  NFS Tea Creek CG; Elk River Touring Center, Slatyfork (304) 572-3771

Luxury Loding:  Cranberry Mountain Lodge (800) CALLWVA; Morning Glory B&B, Slatyfork (304) 572-5000

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Cranberry River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  38.29189, -80.641966

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  3/24/2018

ID:  19956

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