NEW - Click for guided
video tour of creek access points.
Miles of private hiking
trails wind through the adjoining acreage. In addition
Jefferson National Forest, adjacent to the property, has numerous
Pristine Craig Creek, which is really more of a river than
a creek, flows through the property and is readily accessible
for wading or shore fishing. Over a mile of shoreline is
available to bait fishermen and flyfishermen. The warm-water
creek contains plentiful smallmouth, redeye, pickerel, and
of course lots of bluegill. Flyfishing for sizable smallmouth
is an exciting activity.
While Craig Creek is too warm in the summer to support trout,
fishing is available in a nearby cold-water stream .
Only a 15 minute drive takes you to the beautiful tumbling
mountain trout stream called Roaring Run that has both a
catch-and-release and put-and-take section. The lower put-and-take
section is stocked
with rainbow and brown trout. The upper catch-and-release
section is stocked with fingerling rainbow trout and also
native brook trout. The rest of the family will also enjoy
an easy trail up to a beautiful waterfall with natural water
State Fishing and Trout license is required to fish
this stream and can be purchased online. There are numerous
other trout streams within a one-hour driving radius of
Olde Surber Station
Craig Creek is fine for gentle canoeing, particularly in
the spring and early summer.
Swimming and Inner Tubing
Craig Creek has crystal clear water and it's a lot warmer
in the summertime than you might think a mountain stream
would be. It's very comfortable for swimming. Many folks
like to float lazily down the stream on inner tubes on a
warm summer afternoon. You need to bring "creek shoes"
to wear while swimming, as the bottom is very rocky.
Due to the remoteness and nearness to the Jefferson National
Forest, birds and wildlife are plentiful and easily observed
from the hiking trails, old railroad, and fields. Numerous
pileated woodpeckers, many varieties of hawk, herons, grouse,
cedar waxwing, indigo bunting, bluebirds, goldfinch, wild
turkey, and many, many other species can be seen, as well
as whitetail deer, black bear, raccoon, fox, bobcat, and
Thousands of acres
of national forest are accessible from the property.
If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, a number of nearby
national forest roads and trails are open to you. We do not allow four-wheel drive vehicles on our property.
We recommend Reading, Porch Sitting, Fossil Hunting, Roasting
Marshmallows and Singing around the Campfire.
Here are links to a few of the many attractions within an
hour to an hour and a half drive from Olde Surber Station.
We can provide driving directions and other recommendations
for dining and sightseeing.
Botetourt Tourism Check out this site. Lots of things to do in our famous mother county.
Wilderness Adventures Fantastic! Only 15 minutes away.
Winston Link Museum Incredible steam railroad photography.
Railroad Museum Railroaders will love this.
Bridge Amazing rock-of-ages still used as a bridge.
National D-Day Memorial They gave their lives to keep
in the Square
Jefferson Pools Designed by Thomas Jefferson.