Our hatchery is open to visitors to enjoy the grounds, and view our fish. Visitors are welcome year round from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Take a nice drive to the Green Mountains of Vermont and see thousands of fish, feed the large salmon in our display pool, and enjoy learning!
If you are planning on visiting us, check out the weather forecast for our area.
We can provide formalized work-training credit for high school and college students enrolled in the biological sciences or natural resources programs, through your given institution. Learn about youth employment and internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The hatchery also participates in the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's "Trout in the Classroom" program. Visit their website for information on how you can bring trout into your classroom.
We also assist the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in hosting an annual "Science at the Hatchery" day. For information on future Science at the Hatchery events, please contact Nanci McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 775-8034 (extension 4).
Location and Contact Information
We love having visitors! Youth groups, school and homeschool groups are encouraged to visit the hatchery for a guided tour. To schedule a field trip, please contact the hatchery at (802) 483-6618.
Our hatchery raises landlocked salmon, lake trout, and brook trout.
Projects and Research
We have raised landlocked Atlantic salmon for the Lake Champlain Restoration Program since 1980. The species was extirpated from Lake Champlain around the turn of the century due to the construction of dams which cut off fish from their spawning grounds; siltation and pollution from agriculture and urban growth also played a role in degrading available spawning habitat which further limited...