Briery Branch Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Briery Branch Reservoir is the highlight of this day use area and is a popluar fishing area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open for recreation, however the restrooms are temporarily shut down.
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Briery Branch, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet; Closed December 1st through April 1st
Operated By: North River Ranger District: 540-432-0187

General Information

Directions: From Harrisonburg, VA: Take U.S. 42 South for approximately three miles to the intersection with State Route (S.R.) 257 at Dayton. Turn right off U.S. 42 onto S.R. 257 (west) and proceed until you reach a stop sign. Turn left still on S.R. 257 to Briery Branch. In Briery Branch, turn right still on S.R. 257 and follow approximately 4.0 miles. Briery Branch Day Use Area is located on the left.

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Lake and Pond Fishing

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