Get your family hooked on fishing by taking them to a West Virginia state park or forest. Our lakes and streams are stocked with trout, bass, bluegill and other sport fish. State parks and forests are some of the best places for new anglers to catch a fish, and many of our top spots are easily accessible for people of all skill sets. But before you head out on your trip, make sure you have a current license and stamps. If you don’t have one, purchase one today at

Announced trout stockings

Several state park and forest lakes and streams receive announced trout stockings in the spring. While getting a fish to bite requires some skill and a little luck, casting a line in stocked waters gives you and your family a better chance to catch a fish. Stockings are planned in March, April and May.

Plan a fishing trip today!

Fishing at parks and forests is steeped in West Virginia tradition and has been enjoyed by families for generations. So, come for the day, or stay for a weekend. Cast a line and enjoy the many other weekend activities at our beautiful parks and forests. You’ll see why fishing at state parks and forests is so much fun! If you need overnight accommodations, many of our parks and forests have cabins or lodge rooms. But hurry! They book up fast.

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