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Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program

Important Notices

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.
  • Check this list of waters that are closed to fishing and stocking 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.

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 3 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.

Water Stocking Date
Northern Fauquier Community Park Pond (Marshall)
(4155 Monroe Parkway)
April 1; April 12; April 28
South River – Basic Park (Waynesboro)
(1405 Genicom Drive)
April 5; April 17; May 14
Cave Mountain Lake (Natural Bridge)
(811 Cave Mountain Lake Road)
April 6; April 24; May 7
Glen Alton Pond (Giles Co.)
(Route 635 / Glen Alton Road)
April 1; April 15; April 29
Franklin County Park Pond (Rocky Mount)
(2150 Sontag Road)
April 5; April 8; April 13
Ivy Creek – Peaks View Park (Lynchburg)
(1205 Ardmore Drive)
April 5; April 23; May 7
South Fork Clinch River – Dunford Park (Tazewell)
(137 Riverview Lane)
April 10; April 24; May 22
Two Ponds (Smyth Co.) – Mount Rogers NRA office, 3714 VA-16 April 1; April 16; May 3