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Briery Branch Lake

Briery Branch is a 9-acre lake located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Rockingham County. The lake is stocked with trout and channel catfish. Largemouth bass and bluegill are also present. Catfish angling should improve since this lake was stocked with catchable size (average 1.2 lbs) channel catfish in 1997, along with the normal fingerling catfish stocking.

Maps & Directions

The lake is located in the National Forest west of Dayton. Take Route 257 west, then right on Route 924 past Hone Quarry. Map


Trout license:

  • required to fish these waters from October 1 through June 15


  • Creel limit of four catfish per day was established to help promote better catfish angling.


  • A 14-inch minimum length limit was established for largemouth bass in 1997 to increase the bass population.


Briery Branch Lake is bank access only; however, a small boat or canoe could be carried down a path on the roadside of the dam from a small parking area.

More Information

For additional information contact:

VDGIF Verona Office
Fisheries Division
517 Lee Highway
Verona, VA 24482
Phone: (540) 248-9360