Entiat National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region

Visit Us!

Visiting Entiat National Fish Hatchery is a fun time for all.  It is a beautiful setting along the Entiat River. This page describes some of the activities for visitors at the Hatchery:

Brock Pond at Entiat National Fish Hatchery - Photo: USFWS
Brock Pond at Entiat NFH.

Tour the Hatchery

Come take a self-guided tour of the hatchery and learn about the fish being raised there. Walk around the grounds and enjoy a quiet time by Brock Pond or the new fishing pond. If you would like a guided tour, please call ahead and schedule one with the staff.   The tour route includes the main Hatchery building and nursery area. Interpretive signs throughout the hatchery share information about hatchery operations and tell the story of our fish.  The hatchery grounds and our Visitor Center are open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Take a Nature Walk

Walk along the Entiat River on the beautiful Red Willow Trail. This short trail meanders along the river under the canopy of large cottonwoods and willows. This gentle walk was designed and constructed by youth crews working with the Washington State University 4-H Eco-Stewardship program.

Observe Wildlife

Enjoy bird watching (see our neighborhood bald eagle or osprey), wildlife viewing, and scenic landscapes of the Cascade Mountains.

Other Area Sites:

Check in with the Forest Service’s Entiat Ranger Station in town and get maps of trails and roads to tour. Several campgrounds are available along the Entiat River Road upriver from the Hatchery. Swim or enjoy watercraft sports in the Columbia River at Entiat Park. Enjoy fresh fruit in the local fruit stands along Hwy 97A. Check fishing opportunities and regulations at the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website. 

Link up on the Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce for more information.


6970 Fish Hatchery Drive, Entiat, WA 98822 (509)784-1131

Chinook Salmon - Photo: USFWS
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon - Photo: NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Coho Salmon
NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Rainbow Trout - Photo: USFWS
Rainbow Trout
Pacific Lamprey - Photo: USFWS
Pacific Lamprey
Bull Trout - Photo: USFWS
Bull Trout
Aquatic Invasive Species Zebra Mussels - Photo: USGS
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Zebra Mussels

Last updated: September 5, 2014

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