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Water Sports:
Southampton County's three navigable rivers, Meherrin, Nottoway and Blackwater, offer visitors a variety of water sports.

Boating…skiing…fishing…kayaking…canoeing…to name a few. The state maintains five public boat landings in the County. Our waterways support a wide variety of fish, such as bluegill, pickerel, white perch, channel & white catfish, rock bass and largemouth & smallmouth bass. For more information, contact:

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program

Hunting:
White tail deer are so plentiful that Southampton County ranks within the top ten in deer harvest in the state. Individuals and hunt clubs, alike, enjoy the bounty of the hunt in our spacious County. Other popular game include dove, quail and turkey. For more information, contact:

Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
Southampton Outfitters

Golf:

Cypress Cove Country Club offers a USGA sanctioned 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, six lighted tennis courts, a golf pro shop and a clubhouse with dining facilities.
 
YMCA:
The James L. Camp YMCA, in Franklin, supports the promise to "build strong kids, strong families, strong communities". This world-class facility features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, two gyms, exercise studios, weight rooms, sauna & steam facilities, child care and others.

Southampton Outfitters:
Southampton Outfitters offers over 5000 acres of private lands teeming with large whitetail bucks and Eastern gobblers. We also offer small game hunts, featuring dove, quail, crows, rabbits, squirrels, groundhog, and other. Lodging, meals, and package pricing are all available. Southampton Outfitters, Contact: Mark Pope, 13000 Cedarview Rd, Drewryville, Va 23844, http://www.SouthamptonOutfitters.com

Bear Path Acres
Bear Path Acres is a non profit 501(c)(3) animal sanctuary in a zoo setting. A Federally and State Licensed Zoological Park geared towards education. We provide a safe and permanent home to many animals including numerous endangered species. Are you a big cat lover? We are home to Virginia‘s only black panther! Outreach programs are available. Come see what you have been missing, you just might learn something and have fun while doing it! Family Fun & Adventure!

Open: March - November
Wed - Sat 10-5
Sunday 1-5
Weather Permitted

Admission Fee, Group Discounts

Directions: Bear Path Acres is conveniently located on Route 258 at the VA/NC State line.

34574 Smiths Ferry Road
Franklin, Virginia 23851
757-516-8774
Email: bearpathacres@aol.com
www.bearpathacres.org
Facebook: bear path acres


 



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