Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
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News and Upcoming Events


2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All events take place at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery on Central Standard Time unless specified. Events are free unless noted. See front desk for additional information.

JANUARY

  • January 8: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Monthly Meeting 1 - 2pm CST
  • January 12: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour-long sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • January 26: Offsite event: Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show - (Paroquet Springs CC, Sheperdsville, KY)

FEBRUARY

  • February 9: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour-long sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • February 12: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Monthly Meeting, Russel County SKRECC 5pm CST

MARCH

  • March 9: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • March 9: Basics of trout fishing workshop - 8am - noon CST
  • March 12: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Monthly Meeting 1 - 2pm CST
  • March 15: Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest submission deadline — entries must be postmarked.

APRIL

  • April 9: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Monthly Meeting Russel County SKRECC 5 - 6pm CST
  • April 13: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • April 13: Trout Trot 5k — 8am CST registration, 9am race start — early registration ends March 28
  • April 13: Trout Fest — Friends of Wolf Creek NFH — details TBD
  • April 27: Earth Day event — Free family event, 9am - 1pm CST
  • April 28: Offiste event: Somerset Community College Earth Day Event — Details TBD

MAY

  • May 11: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • May 11: Basic photography workshop — Free event, must pre-register 8am - noon CST
  • May 14: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. 1 - 2pm CST
  • May 18: Fishing 101 Workshop – 8 AM – noon CST

JUNE

  • June 1: 33rd Annual Kids Fishing Derby - FREE event, 9am - 3pm CST
  • June 6: Offsite event: Annual SKRECC meeting - (Somerset, KY)
  • June 8: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • June 11: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Russel County SKRECC 5 - 6pm CST
  • June 12: Longest Day of Play — A fun, free day of outdoor play for the entire family.

JULY

  • July 9: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. 1 - 2pm CST
  • July 10: Educator Workshops — Details TBA
  • July 13: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST

AUGUST

  • August 10: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • August 13: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Russel County SKRECC 5 - 6pm CST
  • August 17-18: Fly Fishing Weekend at Lake Cumberland SRP — Details TBD

SEPTEMBER

  • September 10: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. 1 - 2pm CST
  • September 11: 8th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Derby
  • September 14: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • September 24: 12th Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby 9am - 12pm CST
  • September 25 & 26: Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Needs Kids Fishing Derby 9am - 12pm CST

OCTOBER

  • October 8: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Russel County SKRECC 5 - 6pm CST
  • October 12: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • October 12: Nature Craft Workshop — Make it, take it, give it — Must pre-register, fee will apply — 8am - noon CST
  • October 25: Russell County 4th Grade Outdoor Eco Adventure Day

NOVEMBER

  • November 9: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • November 9: Nature Craft Workshop — Make it, take it, give it — Must pre-register, fee will apply — 8am - noon CST
  • November 12: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Meeting at Hatchery 1 - 2pm CST

DECEMBER

  • December 10: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Russel County SKRECC 5 - 6pm CST
  • December 14: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two, hour sessions, must pre-register. 10am and 1pm CST
  • December 14: Holiday Open House: FREE for the entire family — 10am - noon CST — Create nature themed ornaments, enjoy refreshments, door prizes and entertainment

For more information, or to RSVP/register for an event, contact Environmental Education Specialists, Moria Painter at (270) 343-3797 or Ashley Buffington.


 

 

Runners dart off of the startline.

Hatchery Creek Trout Trot 5K. Photo: USFWS.

A girl looks into an aquarium with a colorful trout.

Wolf Creek NFH bringing trout to Louisville, KY at the Annual Kentucky State Fair. Photo: USFWS.

A group of women poses for a photo holding large tree branches.

Nature Craft Club: making shitake mushroom logs. Photo: USFWS.

A group of men learning from a lecturer.

Fly Fishing Clinics at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Photo: USFWS.


Last updated: March 20, 2019