Do I need a fishing license to fish in the park?
Yes, unless you are:
Please visit the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources website for more information on fishing licenses and purchasing.
What types of fish are common?
Where can I fish in the park?
The River Access area on the banks of the Shenandoah River provides a great location for fishing. You can access this area from the River Access parking lot at the junction of Shenandoah Street (alternate Highway 340) and Shoreline Drive. From here, use the pedestrian crosswalk across Shoreline Drive (use caution) and walk to the Shenandoah River banks. *NOTE: parking in the River Access lot is limited. We recommend arriving early in the day, especially on weekends.
Image Alt Text: Map of the area around Harpers Ferry NHP's River Access, which includes the main Visitor Center parking lot off of Shoreline Drive (bottom left), the River Access parking lot at the junction of Shoreline Drive/Highway 340 and Shenandoah Street (slightly center left), and the Train Station parking lot in the historic Lower Town (center right). A black and white parking symbol indicates the River Access parking lot.
Last updated: June 14, 2022