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Erwin National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities for a close up view of the fish production process. Visitors can observe spawning procedures, wildlife, beehives, and pollinator gardens while at the hatchery. For more hands-on activities, enjoy a leisurely picnic, walking the dog, or hiking the nature trail!


  • Visitor center & raceways open to public Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • All other hatchery buildings are closed to the public


Adult Rainbow trout at Erwin National Fish Hatchery.

View and feed the fish while visiting Erwin National Fish Hatchery

A White-breasted nuthatch perched at the base of a tree at Erwin NFH

Looking for a place to go birding? Erwin National Fish Hatchery is home to a variety of bird species

Nature trail at Erwin National Fish Hatchery

Brush up on tree identification and view wildlife on the nature trail


While visiting, be sure to check out the hatchery's nature trail located behind the Unicoi County Heritage Museum. The trail is approximately 1/2 a mile complete with tree identification tags and wildlife viewing opportunities galore! 

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Driving Directions

520 Federal Hatchery Road 

Erwin TN 37650 

We are located on just off of exit 36 on I-26. After you exit off of the interstate head SW (towards Erwin) on Harris Hollow road and take a left at the light on to TN-107. Travel 0.5 mi and turn left just before the large Erwin National Fish Hatchery sign.  

Rules and Policies

ALL fishing equipment PROHIBITED on hatchery property including:

  • Fishing poles
  • Tackle
  • Nets
  • Boats
  • Waders, etc. 


Erwin National Fish Hatchery
520 Federal Hatchery RoadErwin,TN37650