If you are in the Charleston area and wish get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a leisurely drive down the oak lined road that leads to Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery. The 31 acres offers a self-guided walking trail that highlights the South Carolina Lowcountry ecosystem. Come visit us for some quality time outdoors.
Our gates are open and we welcome visitors Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. We are closed on weekends and federal holidays.
Location and Contact Information
Since 1871, the National Fish Hatchery system has been at work improving recreational fishing and restoring aquatic species that are in decline, at risk, and are important to the health of our aquatic systems. Across the country the network of National Fish Hatcheries work with states and tribes to conserve, restore and enhance the fish and aquatic resources of America for future generations.
Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery is just one of the many field stations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whose mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Self-guided tours are available all day during operating hours.
Please call the office to schedule a guided tour of the hatchery. (843) 559-2315