Extending 16.5 miles in length, Fishtrap Lake covers 1,131 acres and is 84 feet deep. The name of the lake came from pioneers who observed the unique fish traps made by the American Indians.
Archeologists discovered 33 prehistoric American Indian sites in the Fishtrap area.
Untouched beauty reaches more than 5 miles, 1,600 feet deep and is estimated to be 250 million years old.
Carries commercial shipping, primarily coal mined in the immediate region.
Throughout it’s length, the Big Sandy forms the boundary line between Kentucky and West Virginia.
It is also the primary east–west roadway in the northern part of Southwest Virginia between Christiansburg and the Kentucky border; several miles near Bluefield pass through West Virginia.
The portion improved under this system is unfinished between Grundy, Virginia and Pikeville. It is a major thoroughfare through southern Hampton Roads and connects the area to Petersburg. US 460 is paired with US 221 between Bedford and Roanoke and with US 11 between Salem and Christiansburg.