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  • Weedy Desert Transformed to Educational Oasis

    ENFH wet habitat

    Much of Entiat NFH’s 37 acres was once “a knapweed desert,” said manager Craig Chisam. Now, a young forest, wet habitat, and kid’s fishing pond have transformed the site. 

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  • A Promise Kept for 75 Years

    1947 LNFH

    2015 was the 75th anniversary of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery! It was the largest hatchery in the world in 1940.

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  • Students Aid in Restoring Salmon Habitat

    Students at work

    Juniors and seniors at Okanogan High School are doing citizen science as part of an Ecology of the Okanogan class, with support from the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office (MCRFRO). 

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  • Local Steelhead Program Thrives

    Broodstock collecting

    Angling for steelhead in the Methow River is all in a day's work at Winthrop NFH!

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what's happening at the hatchery

Hunting Allowed on Remote Part of Hatchery Property

The area around Snow and Nada lakes, managed by Leavenworht NFH, remains open for hunting.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of June 05, 2020, 740 adults adult Spring Chinook have returned to Leavenworth NFH.

As of August 02, 2018, 829 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.


In 2019, 1,189 spring Chinook returned to Leavenworth NFH
In 2018, 829 spring Chinook returned to Leavenworth NFH
Track fish as they migrate upriver by visiting the Fish Passage Center's website...

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About Us

  • Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is the headquarters for the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. Our offices are in the two story main building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. When LNFH was built, it was the largest fish hatchery in the world! Since 1940, our work has evolved to better meet our responsibilities.

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    El Recorrido Autoguiado...
    Our address:
    12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
  • Special Use Permits:

    Looking for a place to hold a special event? Want to use our boat launch for guided fishing or recreation? Apply for a permit by contacting Julia Pinnix, 509-548-2915, Julia_Pinnix@fws.gov.

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    Historia del Sitio...
    Read about the clean-up of a shooting range on hatchery grounds: Clean-up Fact Sheet...

  • Guided snowshoe tours are available in December and January through Wenatchee River Institute! You must call ahead to book your spot: 509-548-0181. The cost is $12, and includes snowshoes.
Last Updated: June 05, 2020
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