Saratoga National Fish Hatchery

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Saratoga National Fish Hatchery


(307) 326-5662

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The Saratoga National Fish Hatchery was established in 1914 and has primarily served as an egg producing facility for most of its years of operation. The hatchery maintains the back-up broodstock for the McConaughy rainbow trout. They are also involved in rearing and breeding the endangered Wyoming toad for reintroduction into the wild. Currently lake trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout are being produced here. Since 1992, Saratoga National Fish Hatchery has provided eggs to over 50 Federal, Tribal and State Programs nationwide.

In 1997, Saratoga National Fish Hatchery adopted a unique role in becoming the first hatchery in the National Fish Hatchery System to become involved in rearing endangered amphibians. The Wyoming toad, found only in southwestern Wyoming, is considered the most endangered amphibian in North America. The hatchery maintains a captive population for breeding, rearing, and refugia, and progeny from this program will be used for reintroduction efforts.

Map of Saratoga Nat'l Fish Hatchery

Latitude, Longitude: 41.466657, -106.782475



We are open year round, seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and provide guided group tours upon advanced request. Fish spawning activities can be observed from the end of September through October.



The Hatchery is located in Southern Wyoming, four miles northeast of the town of Saratoga, and 35 miles southeast of Rawlins.

Phone Numbers


(307) 326-5662