White River National Fish Hatchery

Near Bethel, Vermont

White River 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!


The White River National Fish Hatchery dedicated in 1984, was built to support Atlantic salmon restoration in the Connecticut River. The hatchery is now culturing land-locked Atlantic salmon eggs from Lake Champlain which will be stocked in rivers and streams on the New York side of the lake to complement stocking efforts by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in Vermont tributaries. The hatchery also is rearing lake trout broodstock for restoration and stocking efforts in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The hatchery is open to the public for self-guided tours M-F, and open for tours by calling in advance.