Welcome to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Come face to face with the Region's trout, explore
karst terrain, and see our exhilarating exhibit hall!
Much more awaits the entire family in a fun and
engaging educational journey at Wolf Creek National
Fish Hatchery! Visitors are welcome to tour the
hatchery, Visitor/Environmental Education Center, and
to fish in the creek! Hatchery grounds are open 365
days a year while the Visitor/Environmental Education
Center remains open 364 days annually (only closing on
Christmas Day). FREE visitation! Make plans today to
get connected with nature at Wolf Creek NFH!
Fly fishing workshops
Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark
Lamberth, for a basic instruction of fly fishing. Mark
has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42
states with loads of enthusiasm to share.
- Morning session: Beginning casting
- Afternoon session: Fishing at the creek
- No charge for classes
Bring your own gear if you have it, if not let us
- RSVP - prior to session
- Limited of six participants per session
Call Mark Lamberth at (615) 513-6193 or the hatchery
at (270) 343-3797, ask to sign up for the 2nd
Saturday Fly Fishing Workshop
Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least
15 minutes before the session
- Open to anyone ages 8+
- January 12
- February 9
- March 9
- April 13
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
- November 9
- December 14
For more information contact Ashley Buffington at
(270) 343-3797 or
For a full list of events for 2019 visit our
2 nd Annual Hatchery Creek Trout Trot 5k
Download the results
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Public Use Opportunities
- More than 100,000 visitors yearly
- Visitor/Environmental Education Center
- Hatchery tours
- On-site/Off-site presentations
- ADA accessible public fishing area
- Nature Explorer Hiking Trail
- Fishing Events
- Nature Craft Club
- Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.
Outflow from Wolf Creek NFH meets the Cumberland
River. Photo: USFWS.
Our Visitor/Environmental Education Center. Photo:
Number of staff: Ten permanent
Annual budget (FY18): $985,000
Volunteers make Wolf Creek NFH great! Volunteers
John Adams and Julia Hoss make improvements to
the nature trail.
Hand feeding fish at the raceways. Photo: USFWS.
Employees harvest mussels cultured on site.
Painted creekshell mussels. Photo: USFWS.
Painted creekshell mussels on rocky substrate.