Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region

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The trout fishing pond at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery - Photo: USFWS
Trout Fishing Pond.

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

The 42 acre site lies ninety miles north of Wenatchee and sits just outside of the town of Winthrop on Twin Lakes Road. The Winthrop NFH is open to visitors year-round. The hatchery provides special events and educational activities that are co-sponsored with hatchery partners. People can enjoy a guided or self-guided tour throughout the facility and grounds. The hatchery is staffed by employees who currently raise spring Chinook, steelhead, and coho salmon on site. Please call 509-996-2424 for more information about group tours and 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: March 25, 2013
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