Visit beautiful Big Stone Gap this winter and experience breathtaking seasonal beauty in the mountains!                                                                                                    A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

BIG CHERRY LAKE

BIG CHERRY INFORMATION

VOTED BEST PLACE TO FISH IN WISE COUNTY!

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

https://dwr.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/licenses/

Kayak Rentals and Outdoor Gear:

Big Bore Outfitters

Iron Works Cycling & Outdoor Adventures

Location:

GPS: 36.844134, -82668171

Please do your part to help us keep our waterways and trails beautiful. Pick up any litter and use provided bins for disposal.

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