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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

Proposed Location Change for Summer Theater at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to change the location for the outdoor theater (currently near Hatchery Park at the main entrance to the hatchery on Fish Hatchery Road) to another area on the hatchery site. We are seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment, which can be viewed at the hatchery or on our website.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of July 01, 2019, 1,257 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.

Track fish as they migrate upriver by visiting the Fish Passage Center's website...

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Fishing on or near the hatchery

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...

  • Free guided snowshoe tours are available in December and January! We will post the schedule in early December. You must call ahead to book your spot: 509-548-7641. We provide the snowshoes.
Last Updated: November 15, 2019
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