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 fishing 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

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Fishing at parks and forests is steeped in West Virginia tradition and has been enjoyed by families for generations. To give families even more opportunities to get out and enjoy this sport, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is stocking several waters on weekends this spring in and near state parks and forests.

So, come for the day, or stay for a weekend. If you need overnight accommodations, many of the parks and forests below have cabins or lodge rooms. But hurry! They book up fast. Make you reservation by clicking Book Now! 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!

Weekend Trout Stockings

Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are West Virginia Gold Rush stockings during DNR’s Gold Rush Week, April 2-6.

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