Virginia is rich in natural resources and beauty and nearly all of our state parks are located on the ocean, bay, lake, river or stream. So it should be no surprise that fishing is a major activity in our parks.
This week's souvenir celebrates fishing in our parks.
I picked this week to talk about the fishing souvenir because this Saturday marks the start of trout fishing season at Douthat State Park. But don't forget we have a number of parks with fishing piers, boat launches and boat rentals not to mention shorelines begging for a pole and line.
For detailed information about fishing opportunities in our park, Fish Virginia First partnership.
So if you like to fish, send this souvenir to your friends on Facebook today. Facebook page and the list at the bottom of the picture.
Note: a Virginia fishing license is required for nearly all fishing in our parks. At the Kiptopeke and York River state park piers we have a blanket license so paying the pier fee covers you if you do not have a license. Check the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for licensing requirements. Several of our parks sell fishing licenses but hours vary so check with the park.
This happy fisherman displays his catch
at last year's opening day at Douthat State Park