Alleghany Highlands Blueways

The Alleghany Highlands Blueway is comprised of two lakes and two scenic rivers that offer great paddling, fishing and boating.  Approximately 30 miles of the wild and scenic Jackson River runs through the Alleghany Highlands and meets the Cowpasture River to form the headwaters of the James River.

Lake Moomaw is the northern most portion of the Alleghany Highlands Blueway.  The lake has 43 miles of undeveloped, wooded shoreline just perfect for exploring by canoe or kayak yet large enough for sailing and motorboats.

Douthat State Park is not just one of Virginia’s oldest state parks, it’s one of its finest.  Its contribution to the Alleghany Highlands Blueway is Douthat Lake, a 50-acre lake with swimming, boating and seasonal trout fishing.