A TOWN PERMIT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO ACCESS BIG CHERRY
OPEN TO ALL VISITORS!
Enjoy the best outdoor experience SW Virginia has to offer at this beautiful mountain lake amidst the forest on Powell Mountain. You will never experience a more picturesque nature walk within the forest and streams surrounding Big Cherry.
Big Cherry Reservoir rests amid a magnificent mountain basin, with elevations ( above sea level ) varying from 3000 feet, downstream of Big Cherry Dam, to 4223 feet at its head on High Knob.
Big Cherry is one of 5 managed lakes on this mountain top:
Big Cherry Lake is 3120 feet above sea level.
Currently Big Cherry is open for fishing, kayaking, and hiking with more recreational events coming soon!
While a town permit is no longer required to access and fish on Big Cherry, a valid Virginia Fishing License with appropriate Trout Stamp is required. The lake is stocked, and patrolled by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Fishing License Information
Kayak Rentals and Outdoor Gear:
Please do your part to help us keep our waterways and trails beautiful. Pick up any litter and use provided bins for disposal.