Batzell Boat Launch

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Batzell Boat Launch sits perched on the riverbank. Stunningly clear water laps down the river and the beneficial facility allows easy access to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Relish the fishing opportunities or soak up some sun on a lazy canoe ride. Watch closely as you don’t want to miss an opportunity to spot the Otters frolicking alongside the riverbanks.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited. 
Closest Towns: Luray, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet available May through October
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: 540-984-4101

General Information

Directions:

From I-81: Take exit 264 and continue east on US 211 into New Market. Turn left onto US 11 at second traffic light. Go north to the next traffic light and turn east (still US 211). Continue east on US 211 to Luray and take SR 675 West for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on SR 684 and head north. Batzell Boat Launch is about 11 miles from Foster's Landing.

From 340: Continue south into Luray and take SR 675 West for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on SR 684 and head north. Batzell Boat Launch is about 11 miles from Foster's Landing.


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Activities


Fishing

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Boating - Motorized

Electric motors only. No gas powered motors allowed.

Boating - Non-Motorized



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