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Warm Springs 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.

While visiting us, be sure to visit our aquarium, walking trail, outdoor display pools, and wetland ponds where you can see an alligator, fish, and carnivorous plants. The hatchery also features a butterfly habitat to attract Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. Accessible restrooms, drinking water, and parking are available.


Warm Spring National Fish Hatchery facilities include a public aquarium and displays which highlight the work done on station and by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Over 50,000 visitors annually get up close with our species and the conservation hatchery process. Educational opportunities for groups exist during visits to learn more about hatchery operations and resource issues.


Hatchery Walking Trail

Open: Year Round
Length: 1 mile
Difficulty:  Easy
The hatchery has a walking trail that goes along the perimeter of the grounds offering views of production ponds, streams, birds, and other wildlife. Follow the road between the production ponds to the tree line in the back of the property. You will cross a bridge over the stream and follow trail markers through the woods along the property line back to the front of the production ponds. Be sure to stop at the gazebo.

Other Facilities in the Complex

The following two Centers are co-located on the complex:

Warm Springs Fish Health Center - Devin Chappell, Center Director
Warm Springs Fish Technology Center - William Wayman, Center Director

Rules and Policies

Fishing is not permitted at any time on the hatchery unless during special events. No swimming or wading in the hatchery ponds, display pools, or raceways. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. No animals are allowed inside the aquarium or other buildings. Please be respectful of all facility buildings and grounds and remove all trash.


Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery
5308 Spring StreetWarm Springs,GA31830-2140