Near Orangeburg, South Carolina
Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery was established in 1911. The hatchery produces a variety of warm-water freshwater fish, including: striped bass (South Carolina’s state fish), redbreast sunfish, American shad, and lake sturgeon. These fish are stocked annually in reservoirs, lakes, rivers and coastal streams across the Southeast United States. Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery also produces the critically endangered Carolina heelsplitter mussel. These endangered mussels are raised at the Orangeburg Mussel Conservation Center which is part of the hatchery.