Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery
Southeast Region
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Welcome to the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery

Station Fact
Kids fishing

  • Established: 1965.
  • Number of staff: five permanent.


Geographic Area Covered

  • Arkansas: White River and Ouachita River Basin.
  • Oklahoma: Illinois River and Red River Basin.


Financial Impact of Trout Program in Arkansas and Oklahoma

  • Estimated Annual station budget (FY 2014) $644,300,.
  • For every $1 of hatchery operational budget spent, $95 was put back into the economy (based on 2012 economic data)


Station Goals

  • Provide mitigation fish (rainbow trout and brook trout) for Arkansas.
  • Cooperatively participates in aquatic threatened/endangered or "species of concern" research.
  • Provide mitigation fish (rainbow trout) for Oklahoma.
  • Provide trout to meet Tribal Trust responsibilities
  • Provide environmental education and outreach.


Fish Species and Capability

  • Rainbow trout (mitigation) annually provide approximately 707,000 fish -- 194,000 lbs.
  • Brook trout (mitigation) annually provide approximately 60,000 -- 5,200 lbs.


Public Use Opportunities
  • More than 50,000 visitors annually.
  • Camping at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -JFK Park on the Little Red River
  • Trout fishing in the Little Red River adjacent to hatchery grounds.
  • Self Guided Hatchery Tours

Conserving America's Fisheries



Last updated: December 1, 2014