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Leisure & Recreation

Water Sports:
Southampton County's three navigable rivers, Meherrin, Nottoway and Blackwater, offer visitors a variety of water sports.

Boating…skiing…fishing…kayaking…canoeing…to name a few. The state maintains five public boat landings in the County. Our waterways support a wide variety of fish, such as bluegill, pickerel, white perch, channel & white catfish, rock bass and largemouth & smallmouth bass. For more information, contact:

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program

White tail deer are so plentiful that Southampton County ranks within the top ten in deer harvest in the state. Individuals and hunt clubs, alike, enjoy the bounty of the hunt in our spacious County. Other popular game include dove, quail and turkey. For more information, contact:

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Southampton Outfitters


Cypress Cove Country Club offers a USGA sanctioned 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, six lighted tennis courts, a golf pro shop and a clubhouse with dining facilities.
The James L. Camp YMCA, in Franklin, supports the promise to "build strong kids, strong families, strong communities". This world-class facility features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, two gyms, exercise studios, weight rooms, sauna & steam facilities, child care and others.

Southampton Outfitters:
Southampton Outfitters offers over 5000 acres of private lands teeming with large whitetail bucks and Eastern gobblers. We also offer small game hunts, featuring dove, quail, crows, rabbits, squirrels, groundhog, and other. Lodging, meals, and package pricing are all available. Southampton Outfitters, Contact: Mark Pope, 13000 Cedarview Rd, Drewryville, Va 23844, http://www.SouthamptonOutfitters.com


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