Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery has a nature trail along Pennington Creek which is open to the public year-round. Each summer on the first Saturday in June, the hatchery hosts the Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby where anglers ages 6 – 12 can fish for channel catfish free of charge.
Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery is just one of the many field stations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whose mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Through the year visitors can view various life stages of several fish species and alligator snapping turtles from egg to adult.
The Nature Trail is a short, 0.5 mile trail along Pennington Creek. Birdwatching, granite outcroppings, and waterfalls highlight the trail. The trail is also home to a bald eagle nest each spring.
We are located approximately eight miles north of the city of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.