Updates Related to COVID-19 »


  • Hearthstone Lake (Augusta Co.) will not be stocked in spring 2020.
  • A trout license will not be required to fish designated stocked trout waters during Free Fishing Days June 5-7, 2020. A permit is still required to fish at Clinch Mountain, Crooked Creek, and Douthat Lake Fee Fishing Areas.
  • Stocking dates for Urban Stocked Trout Waters will be posted the week prior to stocking on the Department’s trout stocking info page and trout stocking telephone line.