Facility Activities

Tour the Hatchery

Visitors are welcome to tour our hatchery. In summer, a volunteer may be on hand to show you around. Although our small staff is busy, we can help answer your questions, too.

A two story concrete structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

Learn more about structure
houses are returning adults from May to late August. A viewing window in the side allows you to see the fish.

Pets must be on a leash.

Winthrop Kids Free Fishing Day

Everyone is welcome to this event, typically held on the grounds of Winthrop National Fish Hatchery the second Saturday in June. Activities and booths are set up outside so visitors can enjoy learning more about nature, salmon, and how we're all connected. Kids under the age of 14 are issued a "passport" to fill out, earning a chance to catch a fish in our pond! Staff and volunteers clean the fish for the children to take home and share with their loved ones. Join us during National Fishing and Boating Week for a great time outdoors!