Elkhorn Inn & Theater - Eckman, West Virginia, 24829, United States

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The Elkhorn Inn is in Great fishing & hunting country: McDowell County, WV! We've got EXCELLENT catch-&-release trout fishing for brown and rainbow right at the Inn on Elkhorn Creek, which has been called THE best wild trout stream in the USA! Record-breaking 24" - 32" trout have been caught in our county, and our Trout Unlimited guests often catch between 30 and 150 fish a day! In addition, the county offers bow-hunting for deer, shotgun for turkey & bear, trout fishing at several stocked trout streams, & fishing on Anawalt & Berwind Lakes.

All you need to fish Elkhorn Creek is a West Virginia fishing license, which can be purchased online at WV DNR or at any Wal-Mart in the state. As Elkhorn Creek is NOT stocked, we strongly urge "catch-and-release" fishing, and suggest chest-waders if you will fishing in the creek.

West Virginia Game & Fish Magazine:

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Fly-fishing Elkhorn Creek

FROM WIRE COPY - 05/08/04 - AP-WV - OUTDOORS EXCHANGE - (c)ASSOCIATED PRESS 

TROUT PLENTIFUL IN TROUBLED MCDOWELL COUNTY CREEK ELKHORN CREEK, A STREAM USED 50 YEARS AGO TO WASH COAL, IS NOW A POPULAR, PLENTIFUL TROUT STREAM BY ACCIDENT. IN THE 1970S A HATCHERY TRUCK BROKE DOWN ALONG US ROUTE 52. THE DRIVER DECIDED THE RAINBOW TROUT WERE MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE IN THE CREEK THAN ON THE PAVEMENT. THE TROUT IN FACT FLOURISHED. THEN IN 1993, THE DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES STOCKED BROWN TROUT THERE AND THEY THRIVED. IN FACT, THESE TROUT ARE AMONG THE FATTEST, FASTEST-GROWING AND MOST FLOURESCENT TROUT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE. HOWEVER THE FISH WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE TROUT-STOCKING PROGRAM.

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A fishing dinner party at the Elkhorn Inn...

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Fly-fishing Elkhorn Creek...

Elkhorn Inn & Theater
30767 Coal Heritage Road, Landgraff
Eckman, West Virginia, 24829, United States
Call: (800) 708-2040 | (304) 862-2031
(304) 862-2031

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Elkhorn Inn & Theatre

Featured on HGTV & CNN Travel, and Bon Appetit Appalachia!, the historic, 1922 "Coal Heritage Trail" Elkhorn Inn, on US Route 52 in Landgraff, WV, between Eckman & Kimball, is just 18 miles (30 minutes) from Bluefield, WV/VA. The Elkhorn Inn provides bed-and-breakfast accommodation in 14 air-conditioned & heated guest rooms, and fine dining by reservation for up to 30 people. The pet and family-friendly Inn offers FREE WiFi, phone calls, satellite TV, & parking, a balcony & covered rail-view patio, fireplace, and a Gift Shop/Gallery and Museum Room. We have world-class railfanning, trout fishing on Elkhorn Creek, and excellent bird-watching right at the Inn, fab "leaf-peeping", & THE best ATV trails in the eastern USA! And it's LEGAL to ride ATVs on the roads here, so you can ride your ATV right from the Inn!