Edenton National Fish Hatchery

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Edenton National Fish Hatchery

North Carolina

(252) 482-4118


Things To Do



The present station of the Edenton National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was established in 1954. The mission is to provide interjurisdictional fish restoration (striped bass) for the Roanoke, Tar-Pamlico Neuse River Systems, provide striped bass to South Carolina and Virginia to support inter-jurisdictional fish restoration. The hatcher also provides technical assistance and rearing capacity in the recovery of Cape Fear shiners and provides environmental education and public outreach opportunities to visitors.

Visitors are welcome! Edenton National Fish Hatchery has a public aquarium and indoor classroom. There is an Annual Fishing Rodeo and a Hatchery Open House in June.

Map of Edenton Nat'l Fish Hatchery

Latitude, Longitude: 36.056593, -76.637278



  • Hiking

    A raised boardwalk wanders through the hatchery's wetland habitat. Birders will be interested in walking this path as the hatchery is a designated stop on North Carolina's Coastal Birding Trail.

Phone Numbers


(252) 482-4118