With 8 rivers headwaters here, fed by snowmelt and natural springs, Pocahontas county West Virginia is a fisherman’s paradise. Sporting everything from native brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and bass (both smallmouth & largemouth) to various stocked species and more – the fishing is top notch. The crystal clear, icy waters of the legendary Cranberry and Williams rivers provide some of our best fishing. Don’t tell anybody we told you so but if you’re looking for feisty brookies, one of the best spots is on Leatherbark Run, which starts just below Bald Knob and runs 10 miles south into the Greenbrier River. The creek runs cold and gets its water from the snow pack and the natural spring from which it starts, so there’s water in it all year. (Click here to request a free sportsman’s brochure which includes stream stocking schedules.)

Over a hundred years ago the timber industry brought steam trains to the mountains of West Virginia. Nowadays the restored steam trains offer a little something extra for fishing buddies and their families to do in between fishin’ holes.


Cass Scenic Railroad, home of the largest collection of geared steam locomotives in the world, is a place frozen in time. Not only can you ride an historic steam-powered train through some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, you can get a great meal and listen to live bluegrass music at the same time.

Besides four great train rides available on most days from Memorial Day to the middle of October, Cass Scenic Railroad also offers other unique experiences, Including on-mountain cabooses you can spend the night in. Click here for additional info on events, discounts & more…

For more information about the events going on at Cass Scenic Railroad, call them directly at 304-456-4300 or call Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-336-7009. We’ll even let you know what the fish are bitin’!

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