Peaks of Otter - Fishing

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Experience unparalleled fishing adventures at Peaks of Otter near Roanoke, VA, nestled amidst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Our pristine fishing grounds offer anglers of all levels an exceptional opportunity to reel in memorable catches. Explore Abbott Lake, regularly stocked with vibrant rainbow trout, providing a thrilling challenge for enthusiasts throughout the year. The serene ambiance of this mountain retreat enhances the fishing experience, with breathtaking views accompanying every cast. Whether you're an avid fly fisher, bait aficionado, or spin fishing enthusiast, Peaks of Otter caters to diverse preferences with its varied fishing environments. From tranquil lake fishing to invigorating stream angling, discover the perfect spot to cast your line and immerse yourself in nature's beauty. Accessible fishing areas ensure convenience for all visitors, allowing easy access to prime fishing spots from nearby lodgings and parking facilities. Seasons bring their own charm, with spring and fall heralding prime trout fishing, while summer beckons warm-water species like bass and panfish. Plan your fishing getaway at Peaks of Otter near Roanoke, VA, and indulge in an unforgettable outdoor escapade surrounded by stunning vistas and abundant angling opportunities.

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  • Directions: The Peaks of Otter Visitor Center is located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Additional Information: There are multiple hiking trails, including the popular trails to the summits to Sharp Top Mountain and Flat Top Mountain. These beautiful trails offer challenging hikes and gorgeous 360-degree views of the surrounding area.

    For more information about specific trails:

    There are opportunities for fishing in nearby Abbott Lake.

    The trails of the Peaks of Otter are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is occasionally closed during inclement weather.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • RV Parking:
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Hiking, Fishing
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open