About Us

Our Mission, Getting Here, Meet Our Team

 

Getting Here

Located 4 hours southwest of Washington, D.C., you’ll find southern hospitality and pristine wilderness closer than you think.

With lush vegetation and mountain-top overlooks along the way, it is well worth the drive. Once you get here, leave technology behind and everything up to us.

www.PocahontasCountyWV.com

Our Mission: 

Knapp’s Creek Trout Lodge offers superior customer service and comfort along the banks of Knapp’s Creek and expertly guided outdoor adventures including fly fishing, paddling, hiking, and biking. We aim to foster a love and appreciation for the outdoors, and an active lifestyle by tailoring to our guests’ needs to maximize positive shared experiences and value.

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Mark Mitchell, Owner, and Anne Mitchell, General Manager, with Anne's first bass on a flyrod from Knapp's.

Mark Mitchell, Owner, and Anne Mitchell, General Manager, with Anne's first bass on a flyrod from Knapp's.

Mark Hengemihle, Business Manager, hiking in Chilean Patagonia.

Mark Hengemihle, Business Manager, hiking in Chilean Patagonia.

 

 

Mark Mitchell - After nearly 30 years in Northern Virginia with his exterior remodeling company, Mark is ready to return to his hometown and pursue his passion for fly fishing! Acting as our Advanced Fly Guide, Mark will help to get your boots wet and your lines tight with local knowledge and animated stories!

Markmitchell1101@gmail.com

 

Anne Mitchell -Having graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a minor in Public Relations, Anne has gathered 6 years of guest-driven experience. Having taught ski and snowboard lessons in West Virginia and Idaho and 5 years of flatwater guiding in North Carolina's Outer Banks, her wealth of experience allows her to anticipate problems to keep things running smoothly!  Anne acts as our primary hostess and guide.

Anne@knappscreektroutlodge.com

 

Mark Hengemihle - Hailing from Howard County, Maryland, Mark loves the bayside but has a softspot  for the mountains. Having graduated from West Virginia University's School of Business, Mark has travelled the country and aquired 5 years of experience in the tourism industry in WV, ID, and NC. We are lucky that he has chosen Marlinton though he still finds time to head to the coast to catch some waves. Mark keeps the business side clean and assists with guided trips so guests can focus on enjoying the atmosphere! 

MarkH@knappscreektroutlodge.com