Take the kids to Montebello and catch some Rainbow Trout in the fee base trout ponds. An assortment of fishing poles in both adult and children sizes, fishing line, a variety of lures as well as live and artificial bait available in the country store. No license required.
15072 Crabtree Falls Highway
The Montebello Fish Hatchery is a few minutes west of Crabtree Falls (off Rt. 56) with separate holding pens for the different species of fish, as well as the different sizes. This hatchery produces and stocks streams around Virginia with 150,000 Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout each year. Fun for kids too – see where these fish come from!
359 Fish Hatchery Lane
Montebello, VA 24464
Lake Monocan is a 20-acre lake and park located at Stoney Creek in Nellysford. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, fishing equipment, road bike rentals, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, sandy beach, lounge chairs, picnic area and outdoor charcoal grills are available. Some fees apply. Lake Monocan is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Wintergreen Resort members and all registered resort guests have complimentary access to Lake Monocan Park. You will need to present a proper ID or pass for complimentary access.
Public Lake Access Sunday – Friday only. Fee.
On Saturdays, Lake Monocan is only open to Members, Guests of Members and Wintergreen Resort guests. An access fee cannot be paid for entrance on Saturdays. More information available at www.wintergreenresort.com | 434-325-8180
Lake Nelson is a 40-acre impoundment located in Nelson County, Virginia. This reservoir is owned by the Department of Wildlife Resources and is managed primarily for fisheries related activities. Facilities available at this reservoir are a boat ramp, parking area and portable toilets which are available March-September. Fishermen are likely to catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. The lake is open 24 hours a day. Outboard motor use is prohibited but electric motors are permitted. (From Arrington, Rt. 655 East (1.4); Left on Rt. 812 (.8) to Concrete ramp)
Department of Wildlife Resources requires an Access Permit for visitors to department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes effective January 1, 2012, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration.