Family Fishing and Camping offering the perfect spot for fun

The ponds at Family Fishing and Camping welcome residents and guests to try to snag the biggest catch.

GRAFTON—Offering a safe and clean environment for families to cast their worries away as they watch their lines hit the water, Family Fishing and Camping, located at 790 Family Drive, Grafton, would like to invite folks to join them for their final tournaments of the season. 

Family Fishing and Camping has held 14 tournaments so far this year, challenging anglers to reel in those big catches, and owners say that each has been just as successful as the last, drawing in over 20 participants every event. 

Although the tournaments boast an excellent turnout the Morris family always enjoys seeing new faces come out to take part. 

The site’s next tournament is slated for Saturday, July 31. From 6:00 p.m. until midnight, fishermen and women will cast their reels hoping to snag the biggest catfish in the Big Cat Bang Tournament. 

The catfish tournament will also be offered on Saturday, August 7, as well, and then on Tuesday, August 10, anglers are invited out to participate in the $25 Per Pole Tournament, which is also held from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. 

And while the tournaments are a big attraction for Family Fishing and Camping, the business has much more to offer. 

Family Fishing was the lifelong dream of the late Stuart McQuain, who was inspired to start the business by the joy that can be seen and heard from a young child who is reeling in their first catch. 

Work began in 1999 and Family Fishing and Camping officially opened in 2000, accepting reservations for year-round camp sites.  

Despite losing his wife, Barbara, in December 2004, McQuain continued to build Family Fishing completing a bait shop, adding two one-bedroom cabins, a fishing camp, a bath house and 82 yearly sites. 

After seeing his dream come to fruition, McQuain passed in August 2008, and left Family Fishing and Camping in the very capable hands of his daughter, Crystal McQuain Morris, her husband Ralph, their three children and four grandchildren.  

According to their website, familyfishingncamping.com, Family Fishing is still and always will be family owned and operated; inviting local families to enjoy the peaceful pastimes of camping and fishing. 

The space offers four vast ponds stocked with Bluegill, Carp, Sunfish, Bass and Catfish providing the perfect location for young anglers to reel in a fish nearly every cast. 

Looking for a weekend get-a-away? That escape can be found at Family Fishing and Camping too with one of their many great sites to choose from that offers seclusion and breathtaking views of the West Virginia Hills and the grounds’ well-kept ponds. 

There is also plenty to keep children occupied with an onsite playground and pavilion.

“With our great sites, range of amenities and affordable prices, sites go fast.  Call now to book your yearly, monthly, weekly or nightly stay,” the webpage recommends. 

The bait shop also offers essentials for fisherman and campers, as well as ice cream and snacks. 

So, as summer winds down, be sure to spend a day, or weekend making memories with Family Fishing and Camping, where family and fun come first. 

The site is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Regular fishing is $8 for adults with a two-pole limit, and children ten and younger can cast a line for free. 

For additional information or questions, give them at call at 304-265-1000.

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