Featured Species

Rainbow trout at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

Chattahoochee Forest NFH is a cold-water production facility that raises trout year-round. Species produced here include rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout. In cooperation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service, Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority, the fish are stocked in public waters throughout northern Georgia for recreational and mitigation purposes. In addition to fish aquatics, the hatchery is involved with conservation of the swamp pink plant, purple pitcher plant and monarch butterfly and efforts to conserve the bog turtle and eastern hellbender in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.