|In addition to the extended dates, this year’s Gold Rush includes more opportunities than ever for anglers to win prizes for catching tagged trout. One hundred golden rainbow trout will receive special numbered tags, which can be entered to win one of four prizes. The grand prize is a three-night cabin stay at Blackwater Falls State Park. Other prizes include one-night cabin stays at a state park or forest, West Virginia State Parks gift cards, and exclusive Gold Rush merchandise. Anglers who catch a golden trout with a numbered tag during Gold Rush can enter the number online at GoldRushWV.com with their contact information for a chance to win prizes.
For those who don’t reel in one of the 100 golden rainbow trout with a tag, there are still chances to win prizes by signing up to receive travel tips and information from the WVDNR during Gold Rush.
“The Governor wanted to provide extra opportunities for anglers to enjoy Gold Rush this year, and so we’ve added ways to win incredible prizes, including stays at our beautiful state parks,” said West Virginia Department of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. “Gold Rush takes place right at the beginning of spring and there’s truly not a better time to get back outside in West Virginia. We are so thankful for the Governor’s support of this event and all endeavors to drive tourism in our great state.”