Jackson River - Maps

Note: Pursuant to Va. Code 28.2-1200, the riverbeds in the Commonwealth that have not been conveyed by special grant are the property of the Commonwealth, and may be used for fishing by all the people of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is presumed to own the bottom of rivers unless someone can prove ownership obtained by a valid grant. The courts have not addressed fee simple ownership of the Jackson River bed, but have addressed the rights of riverfront property owners against members of the general public and have found in favor of the riverfront property owners. Riverfront land owners have brought successful civil trespass claims against anglers fishing in the two portions of the river highlighted on the map (locations are approximate). In light of these court actions, anglers may find it advisable to seek the permission of the riverfront property owners.

2013 Jackson River Tailwater Map (PDF)

Jackson River Trout Sections Above Lake Moomaw

Jackson River Route 623:


Jackson River Hidden Valley:


Jackson River Special Regulation:


Jackson River Access Sites below Gathright Dam:

Gathright DamMap

Johnson SpringsMap

Smith BridgeMap

Indian DraftMap

Petticoat JunctionMap

Water PlantMap

City ParkMap

Island FordMap

Low MoorMap

Dabney LancasterMap

Lick RunMap

Public Boating Access at Jackson River

County/City Access Area Barrier Free Type Ramps Latitude Longitude Map
Alleghany Clifton Forge Yes Unknown 1 37° 48' 49" N
79° 49' 29" W
Directions: From Br. 220 Town of Clifton Forge, South of River, turn West on Verge St. - Follow to site on right.
Alleghany Island Ford II No Shoreline Access 0 37° 46' 45" N
79° 56' 1" W
Directions: From Covington, E. on Rt. 1104 (2 mi. on right)
Alleghany Low Moor No Shoreline Access 0 37° 48' 0" N
79° 52' 17" W
Directions: From Low Moor exit (I64), N. 100 yds, E., on Rt. 1101, Follow Signs to Access
Covington Covington Access Yes Boat Slide 1 37° 45' 22" N
79° 59' 13" W
Directions: From I-64, take Exit 16B, continue West on Madison St. (Rt. 220) 1.2 mi., turn South on Rt. 18 go 1.6 mi. to site across bridge on S.E. of bridge.

Maps and driving directions may not work for all locations. Map information provided through Google is intended for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic conditions, or other events may differ from the map results.