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Rappahannock/Rapidan Rivers

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401


Above Fredericksburg, the Rappahannock and Rapidan provide excellent smallmouth bass and redbreast sunfish angling. Herring and shad run the river below Fredericksburg each spring. The Rappahannock, below Fredericksburg, has white perch, largemouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, big channel catfish, and huge blue catfish. Striped bass are also abundant below Fredericksburg. Picnic tables, canoes, boats, fishing, nature trails and hiking. Fees: $1 for Fredericksburg residents, $3 for Spotsylvania and Stafford County residents, and $5 for non-residents.