7 Mile Trip
All trips are $55 per day per kayak except for the 4-mile trip from Brighton Park to the Old Fields Bridge (not listed below) which is $45 per day per kayak. These prices include taxes and a $25 non-refundable security deposit. We now offer day outings on Kimsey Run Lake and Parker Hollow Lake for the same price as our river trips. Other trips selections are available. All boats MUST be off of the water by 6:00 pm.
We shuttle you north to the Sycamore Bridge (McNeill Public Stream Access). This trip takes you through the scenic trough. We pick you up at the Harmison's Fishing and Boating Access at the Trough General Store and shuttle you back to your vehicle.
12 Mile Trip
We shuttle you down the road to the Old Fields Bridge. This is great trip also taking you through the trough. We pick you up at the Harmison's Fishing and Boating Access at the Trough General Store and shuttle you back to your vehicle.
16 Mile Trip
24 Mile Trip
Kimsey Run Lake
Parker Hollow Lake
We shuttle you south to Brighton Park (Fisher Bridge). This a spectacular trip also taking you through the trough. We pick you up at the Harmison's Fishing and Boating Access at the Trough General Store and shuttle you back to your vehicle.
We shuttle you even further south to Welton Park (Petersburg Gap Bridge). We pick you up at the Harmison's Fishing and Boating Access at the Trough General Store and shuttle you back to your vehicle.
Kimsey Run Lake is a 60-acre impoundment located adjacent to County Route 14, one mile off U.S. Route 259 at Lost River, in Hardy County.
The lake was built in the 1990’s with a maximum depth of 26 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. No camping is allowed and the only facility is a portable toilet provided during the trout stocking season March through May. A concrete boat ramp is available, although electric motors only are allowed. The use of live minnows for bait is prohibited. A rock levee extends over 400-feet into the lake and provides an excellent location for bank anglers.
Kimsey Run Lake was stocked with fingerling largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish in 1998 and a stocking of adult crappie was made in 1999. Stockings of fingerling tiger musky were made in 1999, 2000, and 2001, as well as a stocking of 9-11" (58) fish in 2002. Another stocking of fingerling catfish was also made in 2000 and bi-weekly stockings of trout began in 1999. Several acres of standing timber remain in the upper lake and it provide a diverse fishing opportunity. A no bass harvest regulation is in effect at this lake.
Parker Hollow Lake is a 34.5-acre impoundment located adjacent to County Route 11 (Parker Hollow Road), 1 ¾ miles off Old State Route 55 in Needmore, Hardy County. The lake is also easily accessible using the Baker, WV exit off of Corridor H, following Old State Route 55 through Baker to Needmore.
The lake was built in 2006 with a maximum depth of 35 to 40 feet. No camping is allowed and restrooms are not available. A concrete boat ramp and courtesy dock is available for boating convenience. Motor boats are restricted to electric motors only. The use of live minnows for bait is prohibited. A large parking lot, accommodating 30 vehicles, lies adjacent to the lake and provides easy maneuverability for boat trailers. The shoreline area adjacent to the parking lot also provides easy bank fishing access.
Parker Hollow Lake was stocked with a wide size group of bluegill and largemouth bass in 2007. Green sunfish were present in the watershed before the lake was filled and naturally breed with bluegill, creating hybrid sunfish fishing opportunities. Several channel catfish stockings have been conducted in conjunction with a variety of habitat enhancements, during and after the construction of the lake, to enhance sport fish populations and to encourage channel catfish reproduction. Black crappies are also present in the lake due to an unauthorized stocking by anglers. Crappie were stocked before an ideal forage base could be established by the DNR and therefore may never become a sustainable fishery. Several acres of standing timber remain in both Parker Hollow Run and Camp Branch arms of the lake and provide diverse fishing opportunities. Harvest limits of all sport fish currently fall under current state small impoundment regulations.