Jackson National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities. Located 3.5 miles north of Jackson on Highway 89, the hatchery is open daily for a close-up view of the fish production process. Every year nearly 10,000 people visit the hatchery to observe fish in several indoor tanks and view photographic displays of spawning and stocking activities. During summer months the outdoor raceways are full of fish.
Location and Contact Information
Jackson National Fish Hatchery was originally established in 1950 as part of the Palisades Dam Act to improve fish populations along the headwaters of the Snake River. The current emphasis is producing native Snake River cutthroat trout for Federal water development projects in Wyoming and Idaho, and providing recreational fish to the Wind River Reservation.
What We Do
Jackson National Fish Hatchery produces native cutthroat trout for federal and Tribal waters in Wyoming and Idaho. These trout help to restore fish populations, encourage sustainable fish populations and provide angling opportunities for recreational users like you. As a result of the Jackson National Fish Hatchery propagation program, economic benefits weigh-in at over 50,000 angler days of recreational fishing valued at over $5 million.