The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will begin its two-week trout stocking season next week, with the addition of two new lakes this year.

The traditional trout stocking will begin Monday, Oct. 19, and on Saturday, Oct. 24, the DNR will stock additional trout in lakes at state parks and forests.

The two new stocking locations are Pendleton Lake at Blackwater Falls State Park and Pipestem Lake at Pipestem Resort State Park. Trout will also be stocked at Coopers Rock Lake at Coopers Rock State Forest, Seneca Lake at Seneca State Forest, Watoga Lake at Watoga State Park and Cacapon Lake at Cacapon Resort State Park.

During the two week stocking season, DNR fisheries staff will stock trout in 39 lakes and streams around the stat