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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

    During the current public health emergency, when possible, national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. However facility resources and events may be limited.  Check FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

  • Local Steelhead Program Thrives

    Broodstock collecting

    Angling for steelhead in the Methow River is all in a day's work at Winthrop NFH!


  • Students Aid in Restoring Salmon Habitat

    Students at work

    Juniors and seniors at Okanogan High School are doing citizen science as part of an Ecology of the Okanogan class, with support from the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office (MCRFRO). 


  • A Promise Kept for 75 Years

    1947 LNFH

    2015 was the 75th anniversary of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery! It was the largest hatchery in the world in 1940.


We are a collection of three hatcheries and a conservation office. Our hatcheries were built in response to the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, as mitigation for the dam's impact. The conservation office has gone through many transformations, becoming part of the Complex when it was organized in 2010. Visit this storymap to learn more...

Entiat National Fish Hatchery

coho salmonEntiat NFH was originally also a research facility, experimenting with fish feed and disease treatment.



Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

coho salmonThe largest fish hatchery in the world when it was built in 1940, Leavenworth NFH is the headquarters of the Complex.

Mid-Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office

coho salmonEstablished in 1974 to support Colville and Spokane tribal fisheries, this office now serves as part of the Complex.


Winthrop National Fish Hatchery

coho salmonWinthrop NFH once raised trout to stock state waters, but now focuses on salmon and steelhead.

Leavenworth Fisheries Complex contact information

12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826; (509) 548-7641
For more detailed contact info, go to Contact Us...

Last Updated: June 05, 2020
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