Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
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Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery building - Photo: USFWS
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery building.

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is located in Chelan County along the beautiful Icicle Creek in central Washington. The Leavenworth NFH is one of three hatcheries (Leavenworth, Entiat and Winthrop) and the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Resource Office that comprise the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. The Complex hatchery facilities were constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation as fish mitigation facilities for the construction of Grand Coulee Dam.

The 170 acre site lies 2 miles south of the town of Leavenworth, Washington on Icicle Road. The Leavenworth NFH is open to visitors year-round. Visitors can enjoy a guided (call in advance) or a self-guided tour throughout the facility and grounds. This hatchery is raises spring Chinook salmon. Part of the year, the facility is utilized by the Yakama Nation to rear coho salmon.

Leavenworth NFH is well known for its scenic landscape and recreational and educational programs. Visitors can enjoy such outdoor activities as viewing wildlife, walking on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail, environmental education activities, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Leavenworth NFH is the home of the annual award winning Wenatchee River Salmon Festival held each September. This event and many of our outdoor education programs would not be possible without the support of our Partners.

Please call 509-548-7641 for more information about group tours. Check the Calendar of Events Page for dates of hatchery activities and special events.

Leavenworth Fisheries Complex


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




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


Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
453A Twin Lakes Road -
PO Box 429
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-2424


Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office
7501 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
(509) 548-7573

Chinook Salmon - Photo: USFWS
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon- Photo: NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Coho Salmon
NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Steelhead Trout - Photo: USFWS
Steelhead Trout
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: December 2, 2014
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