Trout Stocking Returns to the Commonwealth October 1We are excited to announce the start of the 2021 Trout Stocking season. From October 1 through May 31, Department of Wildlife Resources hatchery staff will stock nearly one million catchable fish into 200 waters throughout Virginia. Favorable conditions at the hatcheries this summer mean that anglers can expect quality fish to be stocked all season long. We ask anglers to respect social distancing guidelines when interacting with hatchery staff during stockings. Please maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet and use facial coverings when speaking with staff.
Trout Stocking Program Notices
Beginning October 1, DWR will resume announcement of stockings via the Daily Trout Stocking webpage and the Trout Line (434-525-3474). Information is updated each day after 3 PM during the stocking season.
All Hatcheries are closed to visitors until further notice.
The concession stand at Crooked Creek is currently closed. Daily permits will need to be purchased beforehand using the DWR Go Outdoors Virginia app or by visiting Walmart in Galax.
Due to a recent closure of a section of Route 678 in Bath County, access to the Highland County section of the Bullpasture is currently only available from the north. Through traffic from the south is closed at the junction of Route 678 and 609.