Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731
Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393

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Escape from the crowds when you visit Eagle's Nest Outfitters, located in the peaceful South Branch Valley of West Virginia. Nestled in Petersburg (near Seneca Rocks and Dolly Sods) and surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest, with 848,000 acres of natural wilderness beauty. Eagle's Nest Outfitters offers you the perfect setting and 80 miles of river for canoeing, fishing, camping, (exciting whitewater or just plain relaxing).

The service, just like the setting, is delivered in a laid-back atmosphere. Eagle's Nest Outfitters offers a pace yourself vacation opportunity and features the time honored values of friendliness, honesty, old-fashioned courtesy and down-home hospitality. At our comfortable base camp the coffee pot is always on ... yes, we'll sip, talk and plan your activities. We have a wealth of knowledge gained during our 19 years in business, and we'll be happy to share it with you. We can arrange group outings or tailor the trip to the individual who wants to be alone, just you and the river.

And what a river! You tell us what type of water or trip you like and we'll deliver you to the spot on the river to suit your wishes. If you choose whitewater, we'll recommend the isolated Smoke Hole Canyon or how about the scenic "Trough" fishing or canoeing trip, where bald eagles nest in towering tree tops.

Regardless of your desires, Eagle's Nest Outfitters can design an outing to your specifications. Just ask us, we're here to insure that you enjoy yourself when you come to Eagle's Nest Outfitters.




Steve Shaluta Jr.

 

Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731
Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393

 

Email us to make your reservations now!

 

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Fishing Info
Other Offerings
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Fishing

At Eagle's Nest Outfitters we have designed our fishing trips to provide you, the fisherman, with a maximum of outdoor enjoyment and minimum of hassle. It is not uncommon to catch up to 75 bass in one day of fishing. The South Branch of the Potomac River offers excellent fishing for smallmouth bass, some largemouth bass, trout (rainbow, brook, brown and golden rainbow), channel catfish, eels and carp. Pound for pound the smallmouth bass is the fightingest fish in the river anywhere and we have plenty of those. The state record smallmouth, 9.75 lbs., is from the South Branch. In 1992 the state record rainbow trout, 11.53 lbs., came from the South Branch. The fact is, four state records are from the South Branch. The present state record (1994) largemouth bass, 12 lbs. 4 l/2 oz., 25.63 inches, has been caught near Petersburg. Each year we are in 15 articles done in national magazines such as "National Geographic, "Sports Afield" and "Bass Masters," to name a few. One outdoor writer told us that he has fished across the U.S.A. and still finds the South Branch his favorite. Not only because he catches more fish, but also because of the abundance of beautiful wildlife, such as deer, turkey, bald eagles and Canadian geese.

While we can't guarantee a state record or even a trophy fish, we'll do everything we can to help you get the trophy fish or state record you're looking for. At Eagle's Nest we cater every fishing trip to meet your needs and wants. We offer trips from six hours to seven days. Remember, if you want that special guide, call early to get the dates you want because the guides get booked early. This year guides will have a scale on guided fishing trips to weigh that trophy fish so you can get that trophy citation from the state. Our guides keep updated on the latest fishing information so that when you come to Eagle's Nest Outfitters we can let you know what the fish are biting on and where. Also remember that our fishing guides do everything from teaching first timers how to fish to cooking meals stream side and setting camp for overnight trips. Make Eagle's Nest Outfitters your one stop fishing source. For those of you who want to do trout fishing, the Smoke Hole/Big Bend to Base is the trip you want to fish. If you are a bass fisherman any one of our trips has bass in them. We recommend the Base to Fisher Bridge trip, because it's a catch and release area, which is holding big bass. We offer a unique opportunity to learn either fly or spinner rod fishing for beginners to intermediate level. We not only teach you how to cast, but how to catch fish. Skills taught include finding the fish, selecting the bait or lure for the conditions on the river and the techniques for river fishing, small stream, lake and pond fishing. Please call Eagle's Nest Outfitters for prices on guided fishing trips, because we offer different packages.

Fishing School
Eagle's Nest Outfitters offers an outdoor adventure of a personal nature that you can afford. You'll enjoy our professional fun-loving instructors, who will coach you in learning how to fish from baiting your hook to learning how to read the river for fish habitat.

















Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731
Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393














Email us to make your reservations now!














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Trips on the River

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Trips

Eagle's Nest Outfitters
will run the same trips as last year. Our trips provide the best trout and bass fishing in the state.

Prior to trip departure, your questions will be answered. We'll teach your party canoeing skills and how to pack your food and equipment in the canoe. So please arrive at the base about one hour before departure for your trip.

Eagle's Nest Outfitters will personally route your canoe trip. We teach you fishing techniques, mark the best campsites, fishing holes, scenic areas and unique points of interest on the river.

For those of you who want to do the Smoke Hole/Big Bend trip, we recommend you doing this trip in two days, because of road conditions. We'll be setting a time slot for the Smoke Hole trip to leave base at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. As most of you already know, the Smoke Hole/Big Bend and Smoke Hole Caverns trips are spring and early summer runs unless we have a hard rain. So, call and make reservations soon.

Smoke Hole / Big Bend to Base

Class

Scene

Miles

Price

1 - 3

A

22

$26.00


E
ntering Smoke Hole Canyon you will see Cave Mountain and Eagle Rock -- they are two very noteworthy natural monuments. As one leaves the Smoke Hole Campgrounds, he enters the most scenic, most historic, and most famous run in West Virginia. This is the land of whiskey stills, Indian and Civil War battles, and above all, mountaineer independence. For the most part, the river is running through an isolated canyon of unparalleled grandeur. Mountaineer Farms and homesteads add to the charm of the run, reminding the paddler of the fortitude and austerity of early settlers.

Smoke Hole Caverns to Base

Class

Scene

Miles

Price

1 - 3

A

11

$20.00


T
his run into Base contains nice water. Many of the rapids are visible from the road, but soon the river tapers off to join its mamma, the South Branch, fresh out of Smoke Hole. Although it is leaving the mountains behind, there are still some spectacular scenes.

Royal Glen Dam to Base

Class

Scene

Miles

Price

1 - 3

A

6

$17.50


This is a very popular canoeing stream that contains exquisite scenery and challenging white water for the novice paddler. One of the great runs to warm up for the Smoke Hole Run.

Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's

Class

Scene

Miles

Price

1 - 2

A

12

$24.00


This is a very beautiful and popular canoeing river on which many organizations sponsor large float trips. It is an ideal river for novices or even a non-canoeist to run. The paddler will find himself entering the serenity of a deep canyon with 1500' mountain walls rising steeply from each side of the river. The vistas are ever changing and provide spectacular scenery especially in the spring and fall when seasonal colors are at their peak. There is very little white water in the Trough, but the scenery more than makes up for this lack.

Base to Fisher Bridge

Class

Scene

Miles

Price

1 - 2

A

11

$20.00


This is tremendously beautiful river no matter which way you look at it. The river passes between majestic cliffs and high rock mountains that are interesting. The pools are long and rapids gentle. An excellent place for the whole family regardless of their interests. Some people just like to climb one of the many cliffs in the area, sit on a rock and watch the river, the clouds and the day go by.




Other Offerings

ENO Camp Store: We sell new and used canoes, plus life jackets, paddles, dry bags, wet suits, paddling suits and other supplies. We also have a wide range of rods and reels, lures, bait and other tackle. Licenses are also available for resident and non-resident fishing and hunting.

Rental Shop: Our rental shop has numerous items to add to your convenience, safety and overall enjoyment while on the river. A limited supply of dry bags, camera bags, coolers, wet suits, booties, tents and fishing gear are for rent.

Shuttle: For you who rent our canoes, the shuttle price is included in the canoe rental. We have shuttle service available to individuals who own their canoe, but would like transportation to and from the river.

Campsites: There are numerous campsites along the river banks of our two to five-day trips. It is our opinion that there is no better way to fully appreciate the beauty and serenity of a canyon than to camp overnight along the river bank in the heart of the canyon. We offer camping at our base with bathroom facilities, camp fire and patio use. Camping at our facility ensures the earliest possible start the next day. Please call for camping rates.

Fishing School: Eagle's Nest Outfitters offers an outdoor adventure of a personal nature that you can afford. You'll enjoy our professional fun-loving instructors, who will coach you in learning how to fish -- from baiting your hook to learning how to read the river for fish habitat.

Canoe Clinic: Our instructors can work with you or your child as a beginner, to adults just taking up the sport of canoeing. You'll learn boat control and river reading skills that will help you work with the water. You'll practice safe river habits and have fun learning new ways to play on the water.

Duckies & Rafts: Want to get a different perspective on the river? Ducky trips are the fastest growing program at Eagle's Nest Outfitters. Adults are finding that duckies allow them to experience the thrill of white water kayaking without the investment in training. As duckies are suitable for all ages, their use makes our trips enjoyable for the whole family.

Sit-on Kayaks: Torrent kayaks are the new, hottest thing on the market today. They are great for enthusiastic beginners, stable and maneuverable. These crafts are a delightful way to paddle a river. For those of you that are afraid to paddle a kayak, because of the close enclosure of the cockpit, now you can sit on top and still enjoy the same thrills of a kayak.

Email us to make your reservations now!


Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731, Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393

Camping | Fishing Info | Other Offerings | Packages | Reservations | Trips on the River

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Email us to make your reservations now!

Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731
Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393



Camping
Fishing Info
Other Offerings
Packages
Reservations
Trips on the River

Grant County Information
WVWEB

Packages

One Day Trips

Package 1
Base to Fisher Bridge
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(2 people to room)
Dinner
$51.50 per person

Package 2
Base to Fisher Bridge
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(4 people to room)
Lunch and Dinner
$57.50

Package 3
Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(2 people to room)
Dinner
$55.50 per person

Package 4
Old Fields Bridge Harminson's
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(4 people to room)
Lunch and Dinner
$51.50 per person

Package 5
Base to Fisher Bridge
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(2 people to room)
$41.50 per person

Package 6
Base to Fisher Bridge
1-day Canoe Trip
Motel Room
(4 People to room)
$32.50 per person

Package 7
Base to Fisher Bridge
l-day Canoe Trip,
One Night Camping at Base
$25.00 per person

Two Day Trips

Package A
Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
2-day Canoe Trip
1 Night Camping on River
$48.00 per person

Package B
Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
2-day Canoe Trip
1 Night Motel Room
(2 people to room)
1 Night Camping on River
$69.50 per person

Package C
Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
2-day Canoe Trip
1 Night Motel Room
(4 people to room)
1 Night Camping on River
$65.50 per person

Prices

Duckies
Base to Fisher Bridge
One Person $34.95 w/shuttle
Two People $49.95 w/shuttle

Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
One Person $49.95 w/shuttle
Two People $59.95 w/shuttle

Big Bend to Base
One Person $52.95 w/shuttle
Two People $59.95 w/shuttle

Royal Glen Dam to Base
One Person $34.95 w/shuttle
Two People $49.95 w/shuttle

Duckies Without Shuttle
One Person $34.95/Two People $49.95

Sit-On Kayaks
Base to Fisher Bridge
One Kayak $24.95 w/shuttle
Two Kayaks $19.95 each w/shuttle

Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
One Kayak $49.95 w/shuttle
Two Kayaks $39.95 each w/shuttle

Big Bend to Base
One Kayak $52.95 w/shuttle
Two Kayaks $36.95 each w/shuttle

Sit-On Kayaks Without Shuttle
One Kayak $24.95
Two Kayaks $19.95 each

Royal Glen Dam to Base
One Kayak $24.95 w/shuttle
Two Kayaks $19.95 each w/shuffle

Puma
Base to Fisher Bridge
4 People $96.00

Old Fields Bridge to Harminson's
4 People $124.95

Royal Glen Dam to Base
4 People $96.00

The prices quoted above are per person, per day with vests, paddles and shuttle to and from river, without a guide. Two persons per canoe minimum. There are other trips available, not mentioned above.



Reservations

R
eservations must be made by phone or by mail, three weeks in advance for holidays and weekends. Reservations can be made by calling and using your credit card, Visa or Master Card. Last minute reservations can be made by calling, because we sometimes have unrented canoes. We will hold your reservation with a $30 per canoe deposit. Your reservation will be confirmed only when your deposit is received. Your deposit will be refunded in full if, for any reason, Eagle's Outfitters cancels a trip; and we will notify you by phone if possible. You may elect to switch your reservations to another date at your discretion.

Your deposit will not be refunded if you cancel your trip with less than one week's notice, however, a credit, good for the remainder of the season will be issued. River trips run rain or shine. We reserve the right to switch trips to another section of the river if river conditions dictate.

A list of local accommodations is available upon request. Some local restaurants and motels are giving a 10% discount to our customers. For more information and reservations call (304) 257-2393.

Eagle's Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731, Petersburg, WV 26847
(304) 257-2393

Camping | Fishing Info | Other Offerings | Packages | Reservations | Trips on the River


Grant County Information | WVWEB