Jackson National Fish Hatchery

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Jackson National Fish Hatchery


(307) 733-2510


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The Jackson National Fish Hatchery was originally established in 1950 as part of the Pallisades Dam Act. Today, the hatchery's primary emphasis is producing eggs and fish to mitigate for fish losses from Federal water development projects and for National Wildlife Refuges, Tribes, States, and research facilities. Open to the public, Jackson National Fish Hatchery welcomes visitors to the hatchery for a closeup view of the fish production process. With over 15,000 visitors annually, the public is invited to explore the self-guided outer hatchery raceways. The hatchery welcomes visitors for a close-up view of the fish production process.

The 40 acre Jackson NFH station is located on the USFWS National Elk Refuge. The hatchery rears native Snake River cutthroat trout for a distribution area that covers close to 18,000 square miles. The facility is also part of the USFWS National Broodstock Program.

Map of Jackson Nat'l Fish Hatchery

Latitude, Longitude: 43.537101, -110.732231



  • Fishing

    Sleeping Indian Pond has been added to the hatchery grounds for public fishing enjoyment. The 1/2 acre pond has a disability accessible observation/fishing deck that is available to anglers. The pond is an excellent place for children and first time anglers, whether it be fly fishing or just a worm. Nonresident children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult with a license. There is a one fish limit per license. Wyoming fishing regulations apply.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are provided.


Currently closed due to relocation.

Phone Numbers


(307) 733-2510