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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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what's happening at the hatchery

Groundwater Project Nearly Complete

The Bureau of Reclamation is nearing completion on a project to revolutionize Entiat NFH's groundwater supply.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of August 08, 2018, 1200 adult Summer Chinook have returned to Entiat National Fish Hatchery.

As of July 21, 2017, 138 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.

2017 total number of returned salmon: 1,330
2016 total number of returned salmon: 2,106
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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: September 13, 2018
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