Fisheries Program
Northeast Region
 
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS

Visitor Centers

The Fisheries Program supports five Visitor Centers at hatcheries in the Northeast:

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery – East Orland, ME

This facility hosts two visitor centers:

Craig Brook NFH Visitor Center

  • Visitors learn about the endangered Atlantic salmon and our efforts to recover the species from the brink of extinction; they can watch salmon up-close in a living stream; see the office of Charlie Atkins, historic father of salmon culture; and, catch up on the history of this salmon hatchery
  • Open weekdays from 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Open weekends from 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Wheelchair accessible visitor center and restroom
  • The Visitor Center is staffed and group tours/presentations are available by appointment – phone: 207-469-6701 ext. #215 to schedule
  • Best time to visit is during the salmon spawning season from late October to mid-November or during fry stocking in mid-May when visitors can view recovery efforts in action
C. G. Atkins' desk in the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS
C. G. Atkins' desk in the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS

And,

Friends of Craig Brook NFH Atlantic Salmon Heritage Museum

  • Atlantic salmon angling memorabilia from New England, Canada and England is displayed here
  • Open seasonally from July 1 to the end of August
  • Hours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm
  • Off-season tours can be arranged by calling 207-469-6701 ext 215

Maine Fisheries Program Complex website
Friends Group Website
Craigbrook NFH Friends website

White River National Fish Hatchery – Bethel, VT

White River NFH website

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery visitor center. Credit: USFWS

North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery – North Attleboro, MA

North Attleboro NFH website

White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery – White Sulphur Springs, WV

White Sulphur Springs NFH education website

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery – Charles City, VA

  • Exhibits focus is on native aquatic species with an emphasis on anadromous fish
  • Open seasonally from April-September
  • Hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Wheelchair accessible visitor center and restroom
  • Group tours of facility available by appointment – phone: 804-829-2421 to schedule
  • Best time to visit mid-April through mid-May during shad production – visitors can tour the shad culture building

Harrison Lake NFH website


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Last updated: December 16, 2011
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