In an effort to provide accessible fishing opportunities for families and new anglers, we’re announcing the dates and locations of more than 70 trout stockings at several state parks and forests this spring.

Stockings are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays in March, April and May. Families who wish to stay at a state park or forest on a stocking weekend are encouraged to make travel plans in advance because cabins and lodges book up fast. And anglers should make sure they have a fishing license and trout stamp.

Stocking dates and locations

Whether you like fishing from the shores of a big lake or wading in a trout stream, there’s a stocking location for you.

Trout stockings at @wvstateparks are a great way to introduce your family to fishing. Don’t know where to go? Here’s dates and locations for 70 stockings this spring. Check them out! #wvfish

March 13

March 20

March 27-28 (Bold dates indicate West Virginia Gold Rush stockings)

April 3-4 (Bold dates indicate West Virginia Gold Rush stockings)

April 10

  • AudraMiddle Fork River
  • Camp CreekCamp Creek, Mash Fork
  • Holly RiverLaurel Fork (inside park), Left Fork of Holly River
  • WatogaWatoga Lake, Greenbrier River (Marlinton)

April 17

April 24

May 1

May 8

May 22

Announced stockings correspond with the annual schedule published in the 2020 West Virginia Fishing Regulations and include the variety and number of trout in a typical stocking. Licensing requirements and fishing regulations remain the same.