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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program

The waters listed below have been designated by the Director and will only be considered Youth-Only Stocked Trout Waters from April 1 through June 15. Only youth age 15 and under will be allowed to fish during that time period. Adults can assist youth only by baiting the hook, casting, and removing the fish from the hook. Adults cannot assist with setting the hook or retrieving the fish. The daily creel limit shall be 3 trout. Adults assisting youth are not required to have a fishing license or a trout license. Parking or access fees may be required at some locations.

Youth-Only Waters will be stocked three times between April 1 and June 1. Stocking times may vary depending on the distance from the hatchery to the receiving water. DWR will strive to stock between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. DWR may postpone or change the date of any of these stocking events due to circumstances that compromise the resource or public safety.

2023 Youth-Only Trout Stocking Dates

Water (Street Address) Stocking Dates
Northern Fauquier Community Park Pond (Marshall), 4155 Monroe Parkway April 4: April 17; April 28
South River – Basic Park (Waynesboro), 1405 Genicom Drive April 3; April 21; May 12
Cave Mountain Lake (Natural Bridge), 811 Cave Mountain Lake Road April 5; April 20; May 5
Glen Alton Pond (Giles Co.), Route 635/Glen Alton Road April 3; April 14; May 3
Franklin County Park Pond (Rocky Mount), 2150 Sontag Road April 3; April 13; April 18
Ivy Creek – Peaks View Park (Lynchburg), 1205 Ardmore Drive April 3; April 17; May 8
South Fork Clinch River – Dunford Park (Tazewell)
137 Riverview Lane
April 7; April 24; May 12
Two Ponds (Smyth Co.) – Mount Rogers NRA office, 3714 VA-16 April3; April 18; May 2