Saratoga National Fish Hatchery, established in 1911, has served as an egg-producing station during most of its years of operation. Between 1915 and 1984, various strains of brook, rainbow, brown, golden and cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden eggs were produced. In 1966, Saratoga National Fish Hatchery was formally designated as a broodstock hatchery, and in 1984 the hatchery became involved in the Great Lakes lake trout recovery program.
The current mission of the Saratoga hatchery is to provide four million Lewis Lake lake trout eggs to the Great Lakes restoration effort, and to provide 3.5 million Plymouth Rock brown trout eggs to other Federal, state and tribal programs. The Hatchery maintains the back-up broodstock for the McConaughy rainbow trout. We are also involved in rearing and breeding the endangered Wyoming toad for reintroduction into the wild.
Partnerships: Saratoga National Fish Hatchery operates closely through a series of partnerships, including: Wyoming Department of Game & Fish, Tribes, numerous State fish and wildlife agencies, and other Federal agencies and Service hatcheries. In addition, many local schools, civic groups, and citizens are actively involved with the hatchery's research, operations, and education.
These many dedicated partners and volunteers help keep Saratoga National Fish Hatchery operating to provide recreational angling opportunities and healthy aquatic ecosystems for you, your family, and future generations.
Last updated: January 13, 2012