South River

South River

If fishing is your passion, come to Downtown Waynesboro where the South River runs right through the city. A favorite destination of fly fisherman and home to Virginia’s annual Fly Fishing Festival, the South River is one of only two urban fisheries in the state.

South River:

Download Upper South River Special Regulations

To help navigate the South River view this map.

South River Greenway Trail

The greenway runs .88 mile alongside the South River. The greenway begins at the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park and ends by the Waynesboro YMCA.

Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is held outside each spring on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia. Every April, Virginia Fly Fishing Festival draws anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic with nonstop free lectures and tips on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe, as well as wine-tasting and live music.

Fly Fishing Festival:


This free annual event takes place river-side at Constitution Park in Waynesboro, VA. Activities include Reptile World shows, Stream Safari, presentations by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Fish and Fun Rodeo, Farmer’s Market, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, Stream electro-fishing with DGIF and is capped off by the Great South River Duck Race!!

 Riverfest reaches more than 1600 children and adults and emphasizes our commitment and responsibility to the conservation of our natural resources.