Waid Park - Fishing

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"Located in close proximity to Roanoke, VA, Waid Park beckons anglers with its idyllic setting and abundant fishing opportunities. The park's pristine lake is home to a rich variety of fish species, including sought-after catches like largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, and bluegill. With accessible fishing piers, boat ramps, and shoreline spots, Waid Park ensures that fishing enthusiasts of all levels can cast their lines with ease. Conveniently located just a stone's throw away from Roanoke, Waid Park offers a serene escape for both locals and visitors, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational amenities. Whether you're angling for a trophy bass or introducing your family to the joys of fishing, Waid Park caters to diverse preferences and ages. Moreover, beyond its fishing allure, Waid Park boasts additional attractions such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and picturesque walking trails, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a full day of outdoor adventure and relaxation. Explore the best fishing opportunities near Roanoke VA at Waid Park, where every cast holds the promise of excitement and serenity amidst Virginia's scenic landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Waid Park offers a variety of fishing experiences tailored to your preferences. With family-friendly fishing spots and catch-and-release options available, Waid Park promises an unforgettable fishing adventure for all."

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  • Directions: Coming from Roanoke, take US 220S and take the first Rocky Mount exit and go 2.6 miles. At the stoplight, turn right on Route 40 West (Franklin St.). Stay on Route 40 West and go 2.4 miles (the road makes many little turns, follow the signs and stay on Route 40. Turn right, at the stoplight, on Six Mile Post Road and go 1.8 miles. Turn left at the Waid Park entrance sign.
  • Major Access Routes: Rt. 220
  • Miles from I-81: 49
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General Facility Information
  • All Sports Offered:
    • Baseball
    • Cross Country
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Softball
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  • Audio Description: Available at Baseball/Softball field
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  • Fencing Available:
  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Restrooms Description: Multi-stall
  • Seating Description: Bleachers at ballfields
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  • Total Number of Baseball Fields: 2
Soccer/Field Hockey/Lacrosse
  • Total Number of Fields: 6
  • Additional Information: Waid Recreation Area is a 220-acre facility with over 10 miles of multi-use trails, picnic shelters, 2 playgrounds, soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse fields.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Monday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
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  • Saturday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Kayaking, Equestrian, Fishing
  • Sunday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Thursday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk