Fishing gear and instructors are available to help you catch trout and bass.

Reservations & Questions:

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Angling opportunities abound at The Greenbrier. Howard’s Creek is a spectacular ribbon of water that flows through the heart of the resort. Let our experienced Greenbrier fishing guides take you on a trip through The Greenbrier property, where you can enjoy fly fishing for catch and release trophy trout or smallmouth bass. Fishing enthusiasts of all levels can take pleasure in the views provided by the Allegheny Mountains and the sounds of nature as the creek winds peacefully through the property. If fly fishing is not your angle, there are several lakes on the grounds that hold bass, carp, and catfish, along with various panfish.

Fishing is not limited only to the resort, either. There are numerous local streams where our guides can bring guests for a different experience. They offer the opportunity for more trout and bass fishing, and for more experienced anglers a chance to land a native trout in one of our back country streams.

For a more adventurous take on fishing, our guides can take you straight to the river! Premium scenic float trips are specifically designed for fishing or outdoor enthusiasts. Guides provide access to river sections that are remote and not pressured by regular anglers, for a private experience that can't be found anywhere else.

Many of our local rivers and waterways have sections that require special equipment and knowledge in order navigate the various shoals and rapids. An exclusive gateway to miles of backcountry waters cut deep into the Appalachian Mountains provides the angler with a truly amazing fishing experience. Fly fishing and conventional gear are provided.

Whatever your preferred species to fish — from beautiful trout to the fish of 10,000 casts, the muskellunge — the experienced Greenbrier guides have a trip to fit your needs. Both wading trips and float fishing trips are offered, ranging from a 1-hour fly fishing casting clinic to a full 6-hour day.

Reservations and Cancellation Policies

Reservations required.  Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the time of the activity. Guests will be charged the full cost of the activity if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the start of the activity.


Guided Fly Fishing and Fly Casting Instruction:
Private fishing guide / instruction (1 guest for 2 hours) $335

Guided Fishing Float Trips:
4-6 Hour Float Trip 2 guests Per Boat $1,003
(4 boats available for a total of 8 guests) Please Contact Kate’s Mountain Adventures to book your float trip.

Off Property Guided Fly Fishing and Fly-Casting Instruction:
Private fishing guide / instruction (1-3 guests for 3 hours) $802 per person

Off Property Native Trout Fishing:
Private fishing guide / instruction (1 guest for 4-6 hours) $802

Pricing above includes 6% West Virginia sales tax and 9.75% Historic Preservation Fund.  Gratuity is not included.

Our guided trips will provide rod, reel, tackle, & waders. Also included is a 24-hour rod permit to fish our privately owned section on Howards Creek.

Adult Rod and Private Property Permit for Howard's Creek: $200 per day; two day pass - $268; three day pass - $334
Youth Rod and Permit: (ages 13 - 17) $134
Swan Lake Fishing Permit: $35 per person 
Pricing above includes 6% West Virginia sales tax and 9.75% Historic Preservation Fund.  Gratuity is not included.


Trips depart from Kate's Mountain Adventures at The Greenbrier's North Entrance.

Recommendations & Requirements

We recommend that guests bring a pair of socks, a hat and polarized sunglasses.

A West Virginia Fishing License is required by the State of West Virginia. You can purchase a license by using the attached link


A liability waiver must be signed at Kate's Mountain Adventures by guests age 18 and older. Guests younger than age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The maximum weight for Float Fishing is 300 lbs. For all guided fishing trips guests must be 10 years or older.