Craig Brook NFH currently functions as a conservation hatchery for the last remaining natural populations of Atlantic salmon in the United States for seven river specific brood stocks.
The Visitor Center is currently open from 9 AM to 2 PM daily (closed on federal holidays).

Visit Us

Enjoy your time and all there is to do at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, including boat access and picnic areas on Alamoosook Lake and Craig Pond. Both lakes are popular fishing destinations during open-water and ice-fishing seasons. Be sure to check the state fishing and boating regulations. Trails are open year round. Hatchery tours are self-guided.

Location and Contact Information


      Hatchery tours are self-guided tours; call 207-902-1557 for larger group tours.

      Check out our virtual tour of the hatchery.

      Our Species

      tlantic salmon are an iconic species of the Northeast. They once returned by the hundreds of thousands to most major rivers along the northeastern United States, but now only return in small numbers to rivers in central and eastern Maine (Androscoggin to Dennys). Commercial and recreational fishing for Atlantic salmon in the United States is prohibited.

      Get Involved

      Craig Brook NFH frequently has volunteer opportunities for people to get involved. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 207-469-7300. Seasonal internships through the Student Conservation Association may be available for students and recent college graduates.