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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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  • Local Steelhead Program Thrives

    Broodstock collecting

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

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what's happening at the hatchery

Free Snowshoe Tours Offerred

Plan ahead and book your spot on a free guided snowshoe tour at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery!

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Recent Fish Returns

As of June 29, 2017, 1,075 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

2016 total number of returned salmon: 3,213
Click here for the July 22, 2016 run forecast...
Track fish as they migrate upriver by visiting the Fish Passage Center's website...

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About Us

  • Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is the headquarters for the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. Our offices are in the two story main building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. When LNFH was built, it was the largest fish hatchery in the world! Since 1940, our work has evolved to better meet our responsibilities.

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    El Recorrido Autoguiado...
    Our address:
    12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
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    Historia del Sitio...
    Read about the clean-up of a shooting range on hatchery grounds: Clean-up Fact Sheet...

  • Free guided snowshoe tours are available in December and January! Beginning December 15, tours are given on Fridays at 1 pm; and on Saturdays at 10 am and 1 pm. You must call ahead to book your spot: 509-548-7641. We provide the snowshoes.
Last Updated: March 09, 2018
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