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Information icon Volunteers help to register kids for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

Friends and volunteers

Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.

Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. is a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed in 2005. The friends group provides a number of services for the community including:

  • Plan, sponsor, and carry out four fishing events a year for children, seniors, and veterans;
  • raise money to help the hatchery promote a better understanding and appreciation of the natural history, resources, and habitat of Kentucky;
  • provide a scholarship to one Russell County High School senior wanting to major in fields of conservation of natural resources/environmental science in college; and
  • sponsor several local students in the 4th-6th grades to attend conservation camp at Camp Earl Wallace.

Contact Wolf Creek NFH to learn more or to become a member:, or (270) 343-3797. Learn more about other friends groups in the Southeast region.


A visit to the hatchery may inspire you to learn more about volunteering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Volunteer at the visitor center or help with fish production, one day per week, month, or become a full-time work camper.

For those living on one of the campsites, hours are estimated at 20 to 24 per person, per week. For all others, any and all time is greatly appreciated! In exchange for service, volunteers receive a free campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup along with wireless internet access and laundry facilities. Propane hookup available during the winter months.


Ashley Buffington, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, (270) 343-3797

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