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Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly

  • • Check local conditions on this website and call for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • • The CDC recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Recognizing that most of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories and to best protect visitors and our staff, we've implemented a nationwide mask requirement. Masks are now required inside all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service buildings, regardless of vaccination status or location. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands.
  • • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

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    ALERT! Invasive zebra mussels were recently found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. DO NOT DUMP THEM! Follow these Disposal instructions to keep our waterways safe.

  • 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

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    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). 


  • 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. 


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...

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: November 05, 2021
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