White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery

Near White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery was established in 1902. The hatchery raises disease-free rainbow trout, and ships 9.2 million rainbow trout eggs annually to 26 federal, state and tribal hatcheries in 16 states, where the fish are grown and then stocked into our nation’s rivers so American’s can enjoy fishing, and the big catch at dinner.The hatchery also raises several endangered species of freshwater mussels and crayfish, to restore the health of the Ohio River basin, and it’s tributaries. The hatchery is open year-round, and visitors are welcome to enjoy the park-like setting, take a walk or hike up the adjacent mountain. The hatchery hosts two major outreach events for the public - the White Sulphur Springs Rotary Annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, and the Freshwater Folk Festival co-hosted by the Friends of the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery on the first Saturday in September, which provides a fun-filled day of environmental education activities for kids and adults, music, and food. The hatchery also offers guided tours to school, scouts and visitors; call to schedule a tour at least one week in advance.