Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities at the hatchery and surrounding area. Open to the public, the hatchery welcomes visitors to the hatchery for a close-up view of the fish production process. With over 7,000 visitors annually, the dedicated staff is happy to answer any questions while you explore the hatchery grounds and view the fish. Also, join the hatchery staff at the annual Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Open House in May or at the Annual Kids Fishing Day in June at the hatchery.
Location and Contact Information
Located 40 miles northeast of Vernal on the Utah-Colorado border on 390 acres in a beautiful sandstone geologic setting, the hatchery provides management and production of trout for mitigation of Colorado River Storage Project waters of the Upper Colorado River System and to meet Tribal trust responsibilities on Native American land.
Educational programs and hatchery tours are provided to school groups and visitors when scheduled in advance.
What We Do
Currently, the hatchery produces a variety of trout species for the Upper Colorado River System. These trout help to replenish and encourage sustainable fish populations to promote a healthy Upper Colorado River Ecosystem and provide angling opportunities for recreational users like you!