RURAL RETREAT LAKE UNVEILS NEW FISHING PIER

Visitors to Rural Retreat Lake in Wythe County will have yet another reason to smile this summer, as the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has just completed work on a second fishing pier at the 90-acre impoundment – this one being located on the southern shoreline of the lake, roughly 1,000 yards…

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CATCHES A FOUR-FOOT-LONG FISH AT RURAL RETREAT LAKE

Last week, the Virginia Tourism Corporation named Wythe County’s Rural Retreat Lake as one of the Commonwealth’s “13 Favorite Campgrounds,” this weekend, a local high school student from Rural Retreat proved why the county managed park made the cut. Saturday evening, Harley Mitchell, 17, was fishing from a boat with friends inside the 90-acre lake when…

PUMP PROBLEMS DELAY OPENING OF RURAL RETREAT LAKE POOL

RURAL RETREAT, Va. – Wythe County’s Parks & Recreation officials had hoped to have the Rural Retreat Lake Pool opened to the public by Friday, June 6. The date was selected to coincide with the last day of school in the county. Unfortunately, multiple problems with the pool’s water pump have delayed its opening for…