Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery
Southeast Region
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Welcome to the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery
Celebrating a Century of Fisheries Conservation


    Established in 1911, the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery is one of over 70 Federal Fish Hatcheries located throughout the country. It consists of two separate units, the Orangeburg main station and the Orangeburg substation. The main station is located just outside the city limits of Orangeburg. The substation is located seven miles southwest of Orangeburg. We cordially invite you to explore our website and plan your next visit to Orangeburg NFH.


    Station Goals:

    Conserving America's FisheriesProduce a variety of warm-water freshwater fish, including striped bass, redbreast sunfish, bluegill sunfish, and shortnose sturgeon, which are stocked annually in reservoirs, lakes, and coastal streams across the Southeast United States.

    The Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery provides for the statutory mitigation and restoration fish (striped bass) for Federal water projects in South Carolina and Southeast region.

    Provide environmental education and outreach to students and the general public.

Last updated: October 17, 2014