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Nestled near the scenic Roanoke River in Virginia, Explore Park emerges as a haven for anglers seeking diverse fishing experiences amidst stunning natural landscapes. Renowned for its abundant fish species and accessible fishing spots, this hidden gem offers something for every angler, from seasoned enthusiasts to beginners eager to learn. While smallmouth bass and Roanoke logperch are highlights of the park's fishing scene, anglers can also encounter a variety of other prized species. Largemouth bass, known for their voracious appetites and impressive size, lurk in the river's depths, providing thrilling challenges for those who dare to reel them in. Trout, including rainbow and brown trout, are another prized catch, especially during seasonal stocking periods when the river comes alive with activity. In addition to diverse fish species, Explore Park caters to anglers with a variety of fishing techniques. Spin casting, fly fishing, bait fishing, and even kayak or canoe fishing are popular methods employed by visitors eager to land their next big catch. Whether you prefer the precision of fly fishing or the excitement of casting from a kayak, the park's tranquil waters and varied habitats provide the perfect backdrop for angling adventures of all kinds. Discover the joy of fishing at Explore Park near Roanoke, VA, where every cast holds the promise of excitement and discovery. Whether you're drawn to the challenge of landing a trophy bass or the tranquility of fly fishing for trout, this picturesque destination offers an unforgettable fishing experience for all who visit.

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Directions
  • Directions: Roanoke County's Explore Park is located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission Rates: $0
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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  • Additional Information: Hours listed here are for Visitor Center seasonal operation (April - October). Park is open dawn to dusk.
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Accommodations
  • Miles to airport: 11
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  • Total Number of Rooms: 11
  • Pet Policy: Some cabins/yurts are pet friendly
  • Points of Interest Nearby: Located within Explore Park, home to Treetop Quest aerial adventure course, Twin Creeks Brewpub, 14 miles of hiking/biking trails and river frontage.
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  • Additional Information: Don's Cab-Inns Campground at Explore Park offers small pod-cabins, yurts and RV spaces
General Facility Information
  • Additional Information: Disc Golf, mtn. biking, hiking
Recreation
  • Additional Information: Explore Park is home to Treetop Quest aerial adventure course, a disc golf course, seasonal river tubing, and 14 miles of hiking/biking trails.
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open (Visitor Center closed M-Tu in Winter)
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  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Aerial Adventure, Disc Golf
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open (Visitor Center closed M-Tu in Winter)
  • Wednesday Hours: Open