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DWR POWRR Property – Rexrena Boating Access Site


The Rexrena Boating Access Site can be found at the junction of Copper Creek and the Clinch River in Scott County. The property is approximately 2.5 miles downstream from a DWR access point at Clinchport and 9.5 miles upstream of the DWR access site at the Tennessee state line. Visitors who choose to navigate to either destination are sure to be treated to a variety of wildlife sightings as they paddle or float this particularly beautiful stretch of the Clinch River. In many areas, the banks hold the tangled branches of downed trees which provide habitat for queen and Northern water snakes, as well as Northern map turtles and Eastern spiny softshell turtles. The higher branches provide the perfect vantage point for a belted kingfisher to survey for the next meal, while the lower branches support green heron ready to pick fingerlings from just below the surface.


This property is enrolled in the DWR’s Public Opportunities for Wildlife-Related Recreation (POWRR) program which provides public access for a variety of wildlife-related recreation through lease agreements on private property. Birding, photography and general wildlife viewing is permissible without the need to posses a license, permit, or Restore the Wild membership. A map of POWRR properties and site boundaries can be found here. Please respect the respective property boundaries and any observed no trespassing signs on site.

Other allowable activities on site include: fishing and boating with the appropriate license and registration. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash and all waste must be picked up. Prohibited Activities include: Hunting, trapping, open air fires, possession, consumption and public display of alcoholic beverages, camping, littering and ATV riding.


From Gate City, head west along US-23 N/US-421 N/US-58 W. After traveling approximately 8 miles west of Gale City, turn right onto Copper Creek Rd (VA-627 E); the site is located approximately .6 miles down the road with a parking area and sign visible on the left hand side.


Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: VA Dept of Wildlife Resources Region 3 Office: 276-783-4860
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Open daily from dawn to dusk


  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp