Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
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Welcome to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Come face to face with the Region's trout, explore karst terrain, and see our exhilarating exhibit hall! Much more awaits the entire family in a fun and engaging educational journey at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery, Visitor/Environmental Education Center, and to fish in the creek! Hatchery grounds are open 365 days a year while the Visitor/Environmental Education Center remains open 364 days annually (only closing on Christmas Day). FREE visitation! Make plans today to get connected with nature at Wolf Creek NFH!

Upcoming Events

Nature Craft Workshops

Love to Craft? Love Nature? Join expert crafter Eli Mackewich at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery!
4:30 - 6:00pm CST: Free to the public, please RSVP; meet at the Visitor Center!

  • Monday, November 16th: Nature Inspired Ornaments
A flyer for nature craft workshops

2015 Holiday Open House and Craft Bazarre

Saturday, December 5th, 2-4pm CST at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

A flyer for the 2015 holiday open house at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

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Public Use Opportunities

  • More than 100,000 visitors yearly
  • Visitor/Environmental Education Center
  • Hatchery tours
  • On-site/Off-site presentations
  • ADA accessible public fishing area
  • Nature Explorer Hiking Trail
  • 4H Fishing Club
  • Family Nature Club
  • Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.


Aerial photo of the Wolf Creek water outflow meeting the Cumberland river
Outflow from Wolf Creek NFW meets the Cumberland River. Photo: USFWS.

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center
Our Visitor/Environmental Education Center. Photo: USFWS.

Station Facts:
Established: 1975
Number of staff: Eight permanent
Annual budget (FY15): $985,000

A preteen boy smiles as he is assisted in removing a trout caught on his line

This 4H Fishing Club member is all smiles with his catch during their meeting at Wolf Creek. Photo: USFWS.

A USFWS team member hand feeds trout in one of the hatchery raceways

Hand feeding fish at the raceways. Photo: USFWS.


Last updated: November 23, 2015