Jackson National Fish Hatchery is located in the beautiful valley of Jackson Hole with the majestic Teton mountains nearby. Founded in 1950, the hatchery raises native cutthroat trout for federal, state and Tribal partners.

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NOTICE: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service policy requires all individuals to wear a mask indoors at our facilities when the local COVID-19 community transmission level is High. Please check the CDC Community Level for Teton County, Wyoming before visiting this facility and be prepared to follow any posted guidance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jackson National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities. Located 3.5 miles north of Jackson on Highway 89, the hatchery is open daily for a close-up view of the fish production process. Every year nearly 10,000 people visit the hatchery to observe fish in several indoor tanks and view photographic displays of spawning and stocking activities. A separate building outside contains information on local animals, fishing and aquatic invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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. During summer months the outdoor raceways are full of fish.



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      About Us

      Jackson National Fish Hatchery was originally established in 1950 as part of the Palisades Dam Act to improve fish populations along the headwaters of the Snake River. The current emphasis is producing native Snake River cutthroat trout for Federal water development projects in Wyoming and Idaho, and providing recreational fish to the Wind River Reservation. 

      What We Do

      Jackson National Fish Hatchery produces native cutthroat trout for federal and Tribal waters in Wyoming and Idaho. These trout help to restore fish populations, encourage sustainable fish populations and provide angling opportunities for recreational users like you. As a result of the Jackson National Fish Hatchery propagation program, economic benefits weigh-in at over 50,000 angler days of recreational fishing valued at over $5 million.

      Our Organization

      The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
      The National Fish Hatchery System works to support healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species across the country. Every year we raise and stock over 100 million fish to support the recovery and restoration of imperiled species, recreational fishing, and tribal...

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