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  • Weedy Desert Transformed to Educational Oasis

    ENFH wet habitat

    Much of Entiat NFH’s 37 acres was once “a knapweed desert,” said manager Craig Chisam. Now, a young forest, wet habitat, and kid’s fishing pond have transformed the site. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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). 

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  • Steelhead and Beavers Forge Common Cause

    Broodstock collecting

    Beavers and steelhead occupy the raceways at Winthrop NFH, both part of a long-term, cooperative effort to improve local watersheds and conserve fish.

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what's happening at the hatchery

Spawning Summers in October

Since 2009, Entiat NFH has raised summer Chinook salmon. The run has built up to a level that can support a fishery for recreational anglers. October is the month for spawning the returned fish, restocking the hatchery with fertilized eggs for the future.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of August 02, 2016, 1,047 adult summer Chinook salmon have returned to Entiat National Fish Hatchery.

As of December 08, 2015, 1,513 adult Summer Chinook Salmon have returned to Entiat National Fish Hatchery.

Track fish as they migrate upriver by visiting the Fish Passage Center's website...

About Us

  • Entiat National Fish Hatchery is located in the Entiat River Valley, not far from Wenatchee, Washington. When we were built in 1940, we served as a research facility to learn more about fish health. Our hatchery currently raises summer Chinook salmon. We've been working to improve our grounds by adding a kids fishing pond, planting trees, creating a wet habitat area, and more!

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    Our address:
    6970 Fish Hatchery Drive, Entiat, WA, 98822
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Last Updated: May 03, 2017
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