If we allow it life can easily become a series of moments that flash before us
and are gone…
The grind of everyday life has created an illusion of urgency in things that were really never supposed to be so overwhelming. We have to take back our lives, and it's time to step back and do something for you. For each person, that something will probably be different.
Allow me to share with you my favorite refuge from the storm found at a Virginia State Park.
Stop the stress
I was looking at Top 10 Reasons to Go Fishing”. When I looked at the list nearly half had to do with relieving stress, or some type of self-fulfillment. Stop and think about the people you know who actually do take the time to do something for themselves. Don’t they seem more relaxed than peers who are caught in the rat race?
What I see
Working forVirginia State Parks, I see people throughout the year who are seeking refuge from the stresses that come from work, from being constantly connected, from being a parent, or being child of an aging parent.
I also get to see many of these same people after they spend a day on the lake or in a stream fishing. They come back with the jaw more relaxed, breathing a little slower and deeper, and the glimmer of a grin across their face.
My favorite refuge
I want to share with you one of the most relaxing fishing spots in all of Virginia!
Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Grayson Highlands State Park is known for many things:
- The ponies that roam near the Appalachian Trail
- The spectacular views beyond compare
- Home to some of America’s best Old-Time Bluegrass music
But the park is probably less known for the fishingstreams:
Five creeks with fishable waters are in the park but most notable Big Wilson Creek and Cabin Creek.
There are nearly 10 miles of wild trout streams that are home toNative Brook Trout.
Six miles of streams that are native trout waters.
All streams in the park are Special Regulation Trout Streams. Click here to find out more about these regulations.
All Virginia fishing regulations apply. Seasonal and by the day fishing license are available for purchase at the park office. A one day fishing license can be purchased for as little at $8.
Need more convincing? Check out this video:
Come to Grayson Highlands is a refuge from the storms and stress of life