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Spring events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Jamestown, Kentucky — Spring is in the air at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. We are excited to announce our upcoming events. Times for all events are Central.

Calling all runners! April 13 is set for our fourth annual Trout Trot 5K trail run. Early registration (before March 28th) is $20, late registration is $25; kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Race day registration 8 – 8:45 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. All early, pre-registered, paid participants will receive an official wicking race day t-shirt. Award categories will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, male and female in each age group. The course will meander along Hatchery Creek and the Cumberland River; primarily off road, some hills, may cross water, easy to moderate terrain.

Proceeds from the race will go to sponsor Friends of Wolf Creek NFH – School Field Trip Scholarship. Online registration is available at You may also choose to bundle this race for the three part J-Town Triple Crown to be qualified for additional discounts and prizes.

For more details or to receive a registration form please contact Moria Painter at or call the hatchery.

Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Join us for our annual Earth Day Celebration. This day will be filled with free giveaways, demonstrations, exhibitor booths, and fun activities for the entire family. Grab a free tree while supplies last, courtesy of the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH. Bring your recyclables and receive a complimentary CFL lightbulb, courtesy of South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Participants can fish at Hatchery Creek; craft a work of art at the Creation Station; visit the hatchery and more. For more information, contact Ashley Buffington at or 270-343-3797.

Second Saturday Fly Fishing at Hatchery Creek with professional fly fisherman Mark Lamberth who graciously volunteers his time. Two sessions will be offered each second Saturday of the month all year long: 10a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3p.m. Spots are limited, please contact Lamberth at 615-513-6193. You must be preregistered to attend. Sessions are free. Registrants will meet in the Visitor Center and sign in at least 15 min. prior to session. If possible, please bring your own gear. Some gear will be available. Mark has 50 years of experience fly-fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share.

Wolf Creek NFH improves scientific literacy through nationally recognized formal and non-formal science and conservation education programs.

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