Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery

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Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery


(435) 789-4481

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The Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was established in 1956 under Section 8 of the Colorado River Storage Project Act, and produced its first trout in 1970. Located on 390 acres in a beautiful sandstone geologic setting, the hatchery provides management and production of trout for mitigation of Colorado River Storage Project waters of the Upper Colorado River System and to meet Tribal trust responsibilities on Native American land.

Open to the public, Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery welcomes visitors to the hatchery for a closeup view of the fish production process. With over 7,000 visitors annually, the dedicated staff are happy to answer any questions while you explore the hatchery grounds and view the fish. Educational programs and hatchery tours are provided to school groups and visitors when scheduled in advance.

Come prepared for a day of fun!

Map of Jones Hole Nat'l Fish Hatchery

Latitude, Longitude: 40.582410, -109.050636



  • Boating

    Boating available.

  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking available.

  • Camping

    No camp sites are available at Jones Hole NFH for overnight camping however Dinosaur National Monument maintains a remote camp site two miles downstream of the hatchery on the Jones Hole Creek trail. Reservations are required and can be made through the monument at 970 374-3000.

  • Fishing

    Fishing available.

  • Hiking

    Hiking available.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables available.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter sports available.



Jones Hole NFH is located approximately 41 miles northeast of Vernal bordering the Dinosaur National Monument.

Phone Numbers


(435) 789-4481