Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
Northeast Region
306 Hatchery Road
East Orland, ME
(207) 469-6701


Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery was established in 1889 to raise and stock juvenile Atlantic salmon for Maine waters. Craig Brook currently supports seven river specific brood stocks of Atlantic salmon.

The Species is Protected

Wild and hatchery reared Atlantic salmon in eight of Maine's smaller rivers were listed as endangered under the protection of the Endangered Species Act in December 2000. In July 2009 Atlantic salmon populations of the Penobscot, Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers were added for protection, along with a designation of critical habitat for the entire geographic range of wild salmon in Maine.

There are numerous visitor opportunities at Craig Brook including:

  • Boat launch and picnic area on Alamoosook Lake
  • Boat launch and picnic area on Craig Pond
  • Nature trail with interpretive signs
  • Indoor Visitor Center with watershed, stewardship and historical themed displays
  • Library and Archives (Access by request only)
  • Public restrooms
  • Atlantic Salmon Flyfishing Museum, operated by the Friends of Craig Brook
  • Conference room and meeting facilities

Daily Salmon Counts

Last updated: September 23, 2014
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