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Pre-Announced Trout Stocking

Stocking times may vary depending on the distance from the hatchery to the receiving water but most stocking will occur between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. There will be no temporary stream or lake closures associated with these stocking events. The DWR may postpone or change the date of any of these stocking events due to circumstances that compromise the resource or public safety.

2024 Pre-Announced Trout Stocking Dates

Water Stocking Date
Lake Thompson (Fauquier Co.) April 12
South River – Ridgeview Park & Grottoes Park (Augusta/Rockingham Co.) March 27
Jackson River – Hidden Valley (Bath Co.) April 4
North River – Upper & Gorge (Augusta Co.) March 29
Mint Springs Lake (Albemarle Co.) March 15
Rural Retreat Pond (Wythe Co.) April 13
Barbour’s Creek (Craig Co.) April 19
Middle Fork Holston River (Smyth Co.) May 25
South Fork Powell River (Wise Co.) May 4
Roanoke River (Roanoke City) May 3
Pigg River (Franklin Co.) March 15
Liberty Lake (Bedford Co.) March 22