Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
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Spawning: We will be spawning adult spring Chinook salmon beginning in the morning on August 18, 25, 2. Come see the spawning from the adult viewing platform near the river, or come another day just to see the big fish! Check our Returns for numbers returned to the hatchery this year.

Salmon Festival: Be sure to plan to come to the hatchery Saturday September 20, 10:00-5:00 for the annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival. Education, arts, and entertainment for the whole family.

Fire Camp: In cooperation with U.S. Forest Service, the hatchery grounds are being used as Fire Base Camp and Incident Command Post for area fires starting July 17. The Hatchery remains open to the public and for Leavenworth Summer Theater.



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  • The mission of the Complex is to produce high quality spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead smolts commensurate with the production goals established by the Columbia River Fisheries Management Plan.

    The Leavenworth Fisheries Complex (LFC) encompasses Leavenworth, Entiat, and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries, as well as the Mid-Columbia River Fisheries Resource Office (FRO). The administrative headquarters for this Complex is located at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH). Staff can be reached by calling (509) 548-7641. The site you are now visiting features information for the Complex and focuses on operations and activities of the Leavenworth NFH, specifically. You can also visit us on Facebook!

    When Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River in the 1930s, salmon migration above the dam was brought to an abrupt halt. Due to the loss of hundreds of miles of salmon spawning habitat, the federal government built and began operating fish hatcheries to lend a helping hand to the salmon of the Columbia River system. Funded by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) is located in north central Washington State. More...

    How to get to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

    Travel to the west end of Leavenworth on US Highway 2, and turn south onto Icicle Road for a two mile drive to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Follow the signs that take you left down Fish Hatchery Road, past Hatchery Park and into the main parking lot and Visitor Center area. Welcome!

    Visit our driving directions page to map your route using Google Maps.

    Tribal Trust

    The Federal Government has fiduciary obligations to the Tribes - in essence, a legal obligation to act in the Tribe's best interests, including duties to protect Tribal lands and cultural and natural resources. More...

    12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826 (509) 548-7641


  • Last updated: August 22, 2014

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