CLIFFTOP, WV — Gov. Jim Justice ceremonially kicked off the 2023 West Virginia Gold Rush today during an event at Babcock State Park.
The West Virginia Gold Rush officially begins for anglers on Tuesday, March 28, and will include 12 days of special golden rainbow trout stockings at 68 lakes and streams around the state, including waters in or near 15 state parks. The sixth edition of the Gold Rush runs until April 8.
“There’s no trout stream anywhere that’s this quality,” Gov. Justice said of Glade Creek. “It’s so beautiful it’s off the charts. I’m so proud of everyone for what this event has blossomed into.”