Hatchery grounds closed after business hours

We are saddened by recent events and will now be locking all vehicle and pedestrian gates to the Hatchery grounds daily at 4:30 p.m. These gates will re-open at 8:00 a.m. The public is encouraged to visit when staff are present. Everyone's safety is our top priority.

Established in 1888, Neosho National Fish Hatchery is the oldest continuously operational federal fish hatchery raising fish today. We raise rainbow trout for release in Lake Taneycomo, and also produce endangered species to achieve recovery goals.

Visit Us

Visitors to Neosho National Fish Hatchery can view exhibits in the visitor center during open hours. This includes exhibits on the history of the fish hatchery and an aquarium containing native fish. Visitors are encouraged to walk the 1/3 mile loop around the grounds and look at fish in the ponds and raceways. The grounds also boast four picnic shelters which can be used for small gatherings.

Location and Contact Information

      Our Species

      Neosho National Fish Hatchery raises rainbow trout for mitigation. We raise pallid sturgeon and Topeka shiners for restoration efforts. We raise logperch and freshwater drum to serve as hosts for freshwater mussel restoration efforts. In addition to these species, visitors to Neosho National Fish Hatchery can see a variety of local birds and small mammals.