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  • A group of students casting rods from the shore
    Information icon Participants try their hand at casting from a stream bank. Photo by USFWS.

    December fly fishing clinic

    December 14, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT


    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • Teachers playing a game in the grass in front of Wolf Creek NFHs visitors center
    Information icon Environmental Ed the fun way. Photo by USFWS.

    Early childhood educator workshop

    July 10, 2019 08:00 - 4:00 CDT

    Description Join us at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for an early childhood education workshop featuring Getting little feet wet, Environmental Experiences, Project Wet and Project Learning Tree. The workshop cost is $22, which covers PLT curriculum, GLFW provided by Division of Water; lunch provided by Friends of Wolf Creek NFH. Registration To register, complete the form and submit by email to or by mail: Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, 50 Kendall Road, Jamestown, KY 42629.  Learn more...

  • Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    Fishing 101

    May 18, 2019 08:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description Learn the basics of gear, bait and casting at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Try your hand at fishing Hatchery Creek* with instructors available. *Note: All Kentucky fishing regulations apply. Must have a valid license and trout permit to fish Hatchery Creek (16 years and older). Contact (270) 343-3797  Learn more...


  • A river banked by trees and with smokestacks in the distance.
    Information icon The Ohio River borders the north end of the proposed conservation partnership area for the Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Henderson County. Photo by Kristen Peters, USFWS.

    Green River National Wildlife Refuge

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to establish Kentucky’s second national wildlife refuge to protect high quality wildlife and fish habitats near the confluence of the Green River and Ohio River.  Learn more...


  • A small black mussel with brownish yellow striations extends a small white appendage from its shell
    Information icon Cumberland bean juveniles reared at the Center for Mollusk Conservation in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Cumberland bean

    The Cumberland bean is a small mussel found in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species and can be found in river systems within the Cumberland River and Tennessee River drainages.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings
    Information icon Photo by Jeremy Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Cumberland darter

    The Cumberland darter is a small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings found in 14 streams in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is protected as an endangered species and is threatened primarily by water pollution.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Eastern black rail

    Black rails are the smallest rails in North America. One of four recognized subspecies of black rail, the eastern black rail is perhaps the most secretive. This small inhabitant of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and has a distinctive “kick-ee-doo” call that is often heard at night.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, slimy, green salamander in hand.
    Eastern hellbender. Photo by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Eastern hellbender

    This large amphibian can be found crawling around the bottoms of clear, silt-free mountain streams. They are generally nocturnal, spending most of the day under rocks on the stream floor, emerging at night to hunt crayfish.  Visit the species profile...

  • Three brownish yellow mussels the smallest of which has a small white protrusion which the mussel uses to attach to a rock.
    Information icon Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.


    The fanshell is a green and yellow, medium sized mussel found in various rivers in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species.  Visit the species profile...


  • Dozens of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Stocking Hatchery Creek. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    Frequently asked questions

    What kind of fish do you raise? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is a coldwater fish hatchery which means we raise fish that do best in water temperatures below 60 degrees. Species currently in production at this facility include brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. Where do the eggs come from? The rainbow trout eggs come from one of three other federal hatcheries: Erwin NFH in Tennessee; Ennis NFH in Montana; and White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia.  Learn more...

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