Strike Gold During the Fishing Event of the Year in Almost Heaven

Each year, anglers anxiously await the highly anticipated West Virginia Gold Rush. This year, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will release 40,000 golden rainbow trout at more than 55 lakes and streams around the Mountain State and in several West Virginia State Parks. Gold Rush Week stockings will take place during April 1-6, and on April 6, a big release has been planned so mark these dates on your calendar.

On Saturday, April 6, State Park stocking locations include Babcock State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, North Bend State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Stonewall Resort State Park and Watoga State Park. Many other parks and forests will be receiving Gold Rush stockings throughout the week, including Cedar Creek State Park, Chief Logan State Park, Coopers Rock State Forest, Seneca State Forest, Tomlinson Run State Park and Tygart Lake State Park.

The Gold Rush stockings are the main event, but these state parks have a variety of other adventures to experience as well. From hiking miles of beautiful trails to discovering majestic waterfalls, the experiences at West Virginia State Parks are unparalleled. Visit West Virginia State Parks and use offer code GOLD at checkout and receive 15 percent off lodge room and cabin stays between now and April 8.

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020