West Virginia Gold Rush

Pack your bags, grab your fishing gear and head to the mountains of West Virginia for the next great gold rush!

During the week of April 1-6, 2019, lakes, streams and rivers across the Mountain State will run with gold when the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources stocks 25,000 golden rainbow trout at select locations, including several state parks. Pendleton Lake in Blackwater Falls State Park and the Blackwater River(upstream of Davis) will each be stocked for the West Virginia Gold Rush.

This is a perfect opportunity to catch the treasured Golden Rainbow Trout, introduce your friends and family to sport fishing or enjoy a relaxing getaway. So, start planning your trip today. The West Virginia Gold Rush is sure to be unlike any other fishing experience!

For nearby lodging, Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge and Cabins are available.


Upstream of Davis, WV is Camp 70 Rd. and Blackwater River access.


The West Virginia Gold Rush is on in Tucker County!


Family fun is had during the West Virginia Gold Rush