Erwin National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities for a close up view of the fish production process. Visitors can observe spawning procedures, wildlife, beehives, and pollinator gardens while at the hatchery. For more hands-on activities, enjoy a leisurely picnic, walking the dog, or hiking the nature trail!
- Masks are required while in the Visitor center
- Visitor center & raceways open to public Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- All other hatchery buildings are closed to the public
View and feed the fish while visiting Erwin National Fish Hatchery
Looking for a place to go birding? Erwin National Fish Hatchery is home to a variety of bird species
Brush up on tree identification and view wildlife on the nature trail
Observe the bees working hard at Erwin National Fish Hatchery's apiary
While visiting, be sure to check out the hatchery's nature trail located behind the Unicoi County Heritage Museum. The trail is approximately 1/2 a mile complete with tree identification tags and wildlife viewing opportunities galore!
520 Federal Hatchery Road
Erwin TN 37650
We are located on just off of exit 36 on I-26. After you exit off of the interstate head SW (towards Erwin) on Harris Hollow road and take a left at the light on to TN-107. Travel 0.5 mi and turn left just before the large Erwin National Fish Hatchery sign.
Rules and Policies
ALL fishing equipment PROHIBITED on hatchery property including:
- Fishing poles
- Waders, etc.