Regional Reports-East

Cranberry River

The upper section of the Cranberry River in Webster and Pocahontas counties, with some of the most productive wilderness trout fishing in the East (rainbows, browns and golden rainbows), rewards the angler on foot. The excellent angling within the Cranberry backcountry begins at the campground on Forest Service Road 76. From here, the access roads are gated, hence the walk-in only situation. Headwater access to the South fork of the Cranberry is via Forest Service Route 102 at the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Walk down FSR 232 (Dogway Fork Road) to get to Dogway Fork. Contact: West Virginia Wildlife Resources Section, Fisheries (304-558-2771).