Mallard Lake

Mallard Lake’s inviting waters welcome you the moment you pass through the gates at The Resort at Glade Springs to begin your family vacation.

Children will delight in watching the antics of the ducks and Canadian geese, and you just might spot a family of deer coming down to the banks for a cool drink.

Mallard Lake is a great fishing area – you can cast a line in from the grassy shore, or try your luck from a canoe or kayak.

Your family will enjoy a leisurely boat ride, while taking in the beautiful West Virginia scenery. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Boat Rentals (summer season only)

Canoe, Kayak, or Barracuda
$12 per hour

Stand Up Paddle Board
$12 per half-hour

A family vacation in West Virginia isn’t complete without a little fun on the water!

Come spend a relaxing afternoon or evening at Mallard Lake, where you’ll be surprised and delighted with all there is to do and see!

Guided Fly-Fishing on Glade Creek

Enjoy a fully guided fishing experience on one of the most beautiful trout streams on the East Coast – Glade Creek. Our private stream is located on the grounds of the resort and is one of southern West Virginia’s premiere and unspoiled fly-fishing locales. Meandering south to north through 2 1/2 miles of The Resort at Glade Springs and nestled 150 feet deep inside Glade Creek Gorge, our fishing area in Glade Creek is world class and features deep, long runs, isolated plunge pools, large boulders and quick drops, and abounds with numerous waterfalls and tributary falls. The creek is regularly stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout, varying in size from two to twelve pounds, ensuring a rewarding fly-fishing experience.

Fly-Fishing is seasonal and is available as weather and stream levels permit. Available time periods include mid-March through the end of May and late fall.

Full Day Self-Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

$95 per person
Available daily at 8:00 am

Beginner Fly-Fishing Instructional Clinics

Fly-fishing is the best way to experience a classic fishing vacation in West Virginia – you know you’ve always wanted to learn! Our pros will instruct you in the proper equipment, fly selection and use, and casting – and you’ll put your new skills to test on Mallard Lake in this 1-hour beginner’s clinic. This is the perfect group activity to round out your adventure at The Resort at Glade Springs, and we’ll customize the instruction to fit your crew perfectly.

Half Day Guided Fly-Fishing Trips

One Guide/One Angler – $125 per angler
One Guide/Two Anglers – $100 per angler

Available daily at 8:00 am or 12:00 pm with at least 48 hours advance notice.

Stream Rules:

Fly fishing only

Anglers must use a barbless hook

Catch and release only

No live bait is allowed in your possession while on the stream

No night fishing

Parking is allowed in designated areas only

Discard all trash in receptacles located in the parking lot

In case of emergency, dial 911 and then Glade Springs security

The stream is patrolled on a regular basis. Trespassers will be prosecuted

All anglers require a WV fishing license. A license may be acquired at Anglers are welcome to bring their own equipment.

One Hour Fly-Fishing Clinic

Advanced reservations are required. The clinic may be cancelled or delayed by the resort due to inclement weather.

48-hour cancellation policy applies. Cancellations inside of 48-hours will be penalized 50% of the clinic cost per person.

$65 per person

Full Day Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

Available daily at 8:00 am with at least 48 hours advance notice.

Special trip times may available upon request. Trips may be cancelled or delayed by the resort due to inclement weather including high or low water levels at any time of the year. 48 hour cancellation policy applies. Cancellations inside of 48 hours will be penalized at 50% of the trip cost per person.

One Guide/One Angler – $200 per angler
One Guide/Two Anglers – $150 per angler

Fly-Fishing Equipment Rental

$50 per person

Includes 8 foot 6 weight fly rod, chest waders, vest, net and basic tackle box