Enjoy world-class fishing on Lake Moomaw and Douthat Lake, as well as the Jackson and Cowpasture rivers and several creeks and streams.
Tackle Class I to Class III rapids on the Jackson and Cowpasture rivers, which merge in the Alleghany Highlands to form the mighty James River.
Explore the wooded, undeveloped shoreline of Lake Moomaw by kayak, canoe, jetski or sailboat.
Enjoy paddling or swimming at Douthat Lake, in Douthat State Park, named one of the 10 best state parks by Outside Family Vacation Guide.
The Alleghany Highlands of Virginia is an outdoor lover’s playground.
Beautiful mountain views can be seen in every direction. The ideal way to enjoy the view is from the refreshing, clear waters of the Alleghany Highlands Blueway.
The Alleghany Highlands Blueway is not one river. It’s not even two rivers. The Alleghany Highlands Blueway is comprised of two rivers and two mountain lakes, which means we have trip options to suit people of all ages and experience levels.