Ararat Becoming Major Trout-fishing Destination

The Ararat River runs through White Sulphur Springs

The Ararat River in Summer at White Sulphur Springs, Mount Airy

Closest delayed-harvest water to Winston-Salem

According to Michael “Squeak” Smith of Morganton, chairman of the board for the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, the Ararat will be the closest delayed-harvest water to Winston-Salem and other area population centers.

The Ararat River runs along the expansive front lawn at White Sulphur Springs in Mount Airy. The banks of the river are protected in White Sulphur Springs from development to allow all guests and residents access to the gentle waters for fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Central to the reclassification of the Ararat River to Trout-fisning delayed-harvest waters is the restoration of eroded riverbanks along roughly 3 miles of the river. The recent multimillion-dollar restoration also makes the waterway better suited for activities like tubing, canoeing and kayaking. In addition, a greenway and environmental park built along the Ararat provide community exercise and nature-education opportunities.

Read more in the Mount Airy News.

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