Meherrin River - Facilities

While there are no Department owned boat ramps on the Meherrin River, one boat ramp is maintained in the city of Emporia. At times launching and loading a boat can be hazardous, so take caution when doing so. The ramp can also become covered in sand and silt after periods of hydroelectric generation or from flooding rains, so come prepared. There are convenience stores, bait shops and lodging facilities in Emporia that will satisfy all your angling needs.