Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery
Southeast Region
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Welcome to the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery



Operated by 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 health conditions.
  • 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.

Hatchery Visiting Hours:  10:00a -3:00p daily

  • Open on weekends and most major federal holidays
  • Closed  to the public Thanksgiving day and December 24 & 25 (Christmas holiday).
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing time.
  • No admission fee.

Station Facts

  • Fish Production began in 1966
  • Number of staff: 5 permanent

Geographic Area Covered

  • Arkansas: White River and Ouachita River Basins
  • Oklahoma: Illinois River and Red River BasinRainbow trout

Station Goals

  • Provides mitigation fish (rainbow trout and brook trout) for Arkansas
  • Provides mitigation fish (rainbow trout) for eastern Oklahoma
  • Participates in conservation of imperiled aquatic species


Fish Species Produced

  • Rainbow trout
  • Brook troutBrook trout

Public Use Opportunities
  • Estimated 50,000 visitors annually.
  • 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 Tours



 Local Area Attractions


Last updated: June 1, 2021