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Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery, UT

Fish and Wildlife Service

Overview

The Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was established in 1956 under Section 8 of the Colorado River Storage Project Act, and produced its first trout in 1970. Located on 390 acres in a beautiful sandstone geologic setting, the hatchery provides management and production of trout for mitigation of Colorado River Storage Project waters of the Upper Colorado River System and to meet Tribal trust responsibilities on Native American land. Open to the public, Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery welcomes visitors to the hatchery for a closeup view of the fish production process. With over 7,000 visitors annually, the dedicated staff are happy to answer any questions while you explore the hatchery grounds and view the fish. Educational programs and hatchery tours are provided to school groups and visitors when scheduled in advance. Come prepared for a day of fun!

Recreational Activities:

  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISH HATCHERY
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PICNICKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • WINTER SPORTS

Address:

1380 South 2350 West
Vernal,UT,84078-2042
Phone: (435) 789-4481
Email: Kip_Bottomley@fws.gov

Directions:

Jones Hole NFH is located approximately 41 miles northeast of Vernal bordering the Dinosaur National Monument.

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