Get Outdoors and Enjoy the Water

Posted on May 16, 2024

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For outdoor enthusiasts, the county boasts scenic waterways perfect for kayaking, fishing, and leisurely boat rides. Spend a day relaxing along the Blackwater River, an inviting scene for fishing or angler enthusiasts. Southampton County offers numerous boat ramps for convenient access to the river, allowing for a seamless journey through the ancient, tree-lined banks. The river hosts a number of species including striped and largemouth bass, bluegill, and blue catfish. Explore the serene rivers and creeks that wind through lush landscapes, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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Let’s not forget about the Nottoway River! Its diverse fish population ensures anglers will reel in something remarkable. Spring brings prime shad, herring, and the sought-after Roanoke bass. Southampton County boasts ample Roanoke bass which are sometimes over one pound! Locally dubbed “rock bass” or “redeye,” and sizable redear sunfish are found in this waterway.


Boat launching points for the prepared river adventurer can be found through the county. Visit here to official sites!