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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. 


  • 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.


  • 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). 


  • Local Steelhead Program Thrives

    Broodstock collecting

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


what's happening at the hatchery

Boat Launch Closed August 3

Leavenworth NFH's boat launch closed August 3.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of July 11, 2020, 1,791 adult Spring Chinook have returned to Leavenworth NFH.

Prior Year Fish Returns

  • 2019: 1,189 spring Chinook returned to Leavenworth NFH
  • 2018: 829 spring Chinook returned to Leavenworth NFH

Where Are The Fish?

Chinook salmon

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

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.

    Learn more about our work...
    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 Special Use Permit by contacting Julia Pinnix, 509-548-2915,

    Learn More About Our Complex

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

    Go Fishing Near The Hatchery

    Fishing Poles

    Use this flyer to out where...

Last Updated: October 22, 2020
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