Welcome to the Greers Ferry
National Fish Hatchery
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, this National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is
one of many serving a vital role in the management of our country’s fishery resources. Greers
Ferry NFH was established to mitigate for fishery resources which were lost due to the construction
of federal water development projects in the Southeast. This is accomplished by stocking rainbow and
brook trout in waters impacted by federal dams. Stocking trout in public waters supports a
significant recreational fishery which generates a substantial amount of economic activity for local
and regional economies.
Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.
- Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public
- Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in
crowded outdoor spaces.
- Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on
how to protect yourself and others.
Hours: 10:00a -3:00p daily
- Open on weekends and most major federal holidays
- Closed to the public Thanksgiving day and December 24 & 25
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing time.
- No admission fee.
Geographic Area Covered
Fish Species Produced
- Rainbow trout
- Brook trout
Public Use Opportunities
- Estimated 50,000
- Camping at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -JFK Park on the Little Red River
- Trout fishing in
the Little Red River adjacent to hatchery grounds.
- Self Guided Hatchery
June 1, 2021