Buffalo Creek Special Regulation Area

Buffalo Creek is a wonderful limestone spring creek just south of Lexington Virginia.  The special regulation stretch of this creek starts at the confluence of the North and South Branches of Buffalo Creek, and continues 2.9 miles downstream to the confluence of Collier's Creek.  Buffalo Creek is similar to Beaver Creek.  It begins in the mountains as a freestone brook trout stream, and picks up springs on the valley floor.  This means that the stream can flood unlike mossy which has no mountain source.  This allows for better spawning habitat.  This means there are more wild fish in Buffalo, however it is also supplemented with fingerling fish.  The creek supports an abundance of aquatic life and the fish grow quickly.  There are rainbows and browns.  Anglers must use single hook artificial lures only, and can creel up to two fish over 16 per day.  The stream flows through private property, and a permit must be obtained to fish.  The permits are Free, valid for one year and are available at

Verona office of the VDGIF
Street address:
517 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 996, Verona, VA 24482
Phone: (540) 248-9360
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

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1790-92 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540.434.2444
Fax: 540.434.2555
E-mail: store@mossycreekflyfishing.com

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