Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region


Photo collage of educational activities held at the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery - Photos: USFWS
Educational activities held at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery.

The Winthrop National Fish Hatchery (WNFH) provides educational opportunities and experiences to people of all ages. Hatchery staff welcome the public to visit the facility, learn about hatchery operations, and gain understanding about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services fisheries program. One of the most popular educational activities is held each June at the WNFH. This popular "Passport to Fishing" program combines fishing with fun outdoor education activities that help connect families with nature. Visit our events page for more information.

WNFH is part of the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex (LFC) Information & Educaiton Department (I & E). A comprehensive year-round I & E program provides natural resource education, visitor services, and public outreach to more than 100,000 visitors per year.  North Central Washington school districts, agency partners, and local communities are also recipients of this department’s activities.

Our Information and Education program goals include:

  • Increasing knowledge of the National Fish Hatchery System, specifically the LFC hatcheries and fish species of the Columbia River Basin
  • Creating and developing high quality natural resource interactive and educational and interpretational activities
  • Promoting the FWS Pacific Region’s fish and wildlife resources
  • Fostering support and understanding of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service activities in our region
  • Providing a connection between people and nature
  • Increasing awareness of climate change and how individuals can be involved

Expand your knowledge and interest of salmon and other aquatic resources by exploring the following fun links:

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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: February 17, 2015
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