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Hone Quarry

Hone Quarry is a 5.5-acre lake located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Rockingham County.

Maps & Directions

Take Route 257 west from Dayton and turn right on Forest Development Road (FDR) 62 to the recreation area. Map

Fishing

Bass

present

Catfish

present

Trout

yes

Panfish

present

It is stocked with trout and channel catfish, but also provides bass, sunfish, and crappie fishing opportunities. The sunfish and crappie have overpopulated Hone Quarry in recent years. In 1998, walleye were stocked experimentally to increase predation on sunfish and crappie to help “thin out” these populations.

Biologist Reports

  • None available at this time.
  • Regulations

    Bass

    • A 14-inch minimum length limit was placed on largemouth bass in 1998 to build and hold higher numbers of largemouth in the lake to further increase predation on sunfish

    Catfish

    • Four fish per day creel limit

    Trout

    • A trout license is required to fish these waters from October 1 through June 15

    Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

    Nearby Attractions

    Facilities

    • Fee
    • Parking
    • Handicap-Accessible
    • Food Concession
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Restrooms

    Amenities

    • Hiking Trails
    • Bike Trails
    • Viewing Blinds
    • Observation Platforms
    • Fishing Pier/Platform
    • Boat Ramps
    • Motorboat Access
    • Horsepower Limit
    • Electric Motor Only
    • Paddle Access
    • Camping
    • Primitive Camping Only

    A primitive launch ramp exists at the lake, and there is a campground/picnic area below the lake.

    More Information

    For more information, please contact:

    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
    517 Lee Highway P.O. Box 996
    Verona, VA 24482
    (540) 248-9360