White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery is located along the historic Midland Trail in the heart of the Allegheny Highlands of southeast West Virginia.

Location and Contact Information

      What We Do

      We raise fish and other aquatic species to support recreational fishing, tribal subsistence fisheries, and the recovery and restoration of imperiled species.

      • Native Crayfish Propagation
      • Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration
      • Mitigation Rainbow Trout Broodstock Production
      • Candy Darter Propagation

      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.
      We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...
      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...

      Our Species

      Candy Darter
      Finescale Saddled Darter
      The candy darter is a small, freshwater fish endemic to 2nd order and larger streams and rivers within portions of the upper Kanawha River basin, which is synonymous with the Gauley and greater New River watersheds in Virginia and West Virginia.
      FWS Focus
      Big Sandy crayfish
      Guyandotte River crayfish

      The Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) is a freshwater, tertiary burrowing crustacean of the Cambaridae family. Tertiary burrowing crayfish do not exhibit complex burrowing behavior; instead, they shelter in shallow excavations under loose cobbles and boulders on the stream bottom....

      FWS Focus
      salamander mussel
      FWS Focus