6 of the Best Fishing Spots in Culpeper, Virginia

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6 of the Best Fishing Spots in Culpeper, Virginia


Fishing enthusiasts and visitors looking for a relaxing way to spend a beautiful day outside can find some incredible fishing spots in Culpeper, VA. Choose from a variety of rivers, ponds and creeks here are just a few of the best spots to cast your line during your next outdoor adventure. 

Lake Pelham – If you are looking to catch crappie and channel catfish this is the place to go. Offering visitors 255 acres with a combination of forested and open, sloped banks along its shores it is a serene spot to spend the day. 

Mountain Run Lake Park – This 75-acre lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and redear sunfish. You can bring a small boat to fish on the water or cast your

Lenn Park – Mountain Run Creek features over one mile of shoreline at Lenn Park for catch and release fishing. 

Spring Haven Farm – Make an appointment to fish at this privately owner pond and plan on catching both large and small-mouthed bass, crappie, and catfish. This is a catch and release pond.

The Inn at Kelley’s Ford – Bring your fishing gear or rent theirs, you can enjoy a quiet afternoon fishing at their catch and release pond.  

Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford – Try your hand at fly fishing or traditional for catfish and a variety of other species such as smallmouth bass at this secluded fishing spot.

*Fishing licenses are required at some of these locations. You can get more information about how to get your fishing license here: Town of Culpeper Fishing License & Virginia Fishing License Info.

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Did we miss a great fishing spot in Culpeper, Virginia that should be included in this list? Email us at NWarner@culpeperva.gov.