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Winthrop National Fish Hatchery is located in Okanogan County in north central Washington, at 453A Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, WA, 98862.


How to Find Us

The 42 acre site lies ninety miles north of Wenatchee and sits just outside the town of Winthrop. The Methow River flows through the northern edge of the property.

Directions: As you drive along State Highway 20 to Winthrop, look for Twin Lakes Road on the east end of town and follow the signs to the Hatchery. Come on in for a visit!

Getting here...

Tour the Hatchery

Visitors are welcome to tour our hatchery. In summer, a volunteer may be on hand to show you around. Although our small staff is busy, we can help answer your questions, too.

A two story concrete structure houses are returning adults from May to late August. A viewing window in the side allows you to see the fish.

Pets must be on a leash.

Special events...

View Chinook Salmon Spawing in 2021!

You are welcome to watch as we spawn our spring Chinook salmon. Spawning is scheduled for August 12, 18, and 25; and September 1. We start at 9 a.m.

Bike or Ski the Trail

The Methow Valley Community Trail provides 34 miles of cycling, and a trailhead is located on the corner of the hatchery. Learn more about the trail system here...

Winthrop Chamber of Commerce...

Last Updated: August 11, 2021
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