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Free Fishing Days in Virginia State Parks this weekend!

June 1, 2022 8:00 a.m. – June 30, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake State Park Various locations in the park
During June 2022, come cast a line for a prize in Bear Creek Lake State Park’s “Fish ‘n Photos” contest. Every participant that submits a valid photo according to the rules will have a chance to win in the follow categories:​​​​​​​      Trifecta: Send photos of 3 different fish species you caught during the month.
Claytor Lake State Park

June 3, 2022. 6:00 p.m.  8:00 p.m.
Claytor Lake State Park Water’s Edge Meeting Facility
Where’s the best place to fish?
First Landing State Park

June 3, 2022. 6:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m.
First Landing State Park The Cape Store (Camp Store)
In this catch and release program, learn about the importance of the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, then try to catch a few on your own.
Leesylvania State Park

June 4, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Leesylvania State Park Marina Store
Enjoy a morning of family fun, fish, learn about the Potomac River, and maybe win a trophy!  Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park, these fishing tournaments throughout the summer are suitable for all ability levels, ages 3-15.  No rod and reel?  No problem!  The Friends have suitable tackle on hand to loan.  We hope to see you there!
Pocahontas State Park

June 4, 2022. 6:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m.
Pocahontas State Park Campfire Ring near Camp Store
Enjoy all of the fun of fishing with none of the mess.
Shenandoah River State Park

June 5, 2022. 9:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
Shenandoah River State Park Visitor Center
Try to catch different species of fish in the Shenandoah River.
Belle Isle State Park

June 5, 2022. 10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.
Belle Isle State Park Motor Boat Launch
Many people plant gardens to provide fresh veggies and fruits.
Claytor Lake State Park

Nov. 24, 2021 12:00 a.m. – Dec. 31, 2022 12:00 a.m.
Claytor Lake State Park Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park is a great place for education in an outdoor setting. We welcome school classes, scout groups, library clubs, youth groups, etc. We probably have programs in place that would fit the needs of your group.
Belle Isle State Park

Jan. 1, 2022 12:00 a.m. – Dec. 31, 2022 12:00 a.m.
Belle Isle State Park Various Locations
Belle Isle State Park has some great activities that you can do on your own schedule.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Feb. 1, 2022 8:00 a.m. – Jan. 31, 2023 8:00 p.m.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park Park-wide
Smith Mountain Lake is the perfect location for fishing.
Bear Creek Lake State Park

May 15, 2022 12:00 a.m. – June 14, 2023 11:59 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake State Park Various locations
Bear Creek Lake is an ideal base camp for exploring other parks in the central Piedmont of Virginia.

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