Winthrop National Fish Hatchery works with partners to achieve goals we couldn’t do as well alone. Our staff works closely with the Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife and Douglas County Public Utility District in collecting adult steelhead for broodstock, and in the monitoring and evaluation of the hatchery steelhead programs in the Methow Sub-basin. We raise coho salmon for the Yakama Nation to help them with their vision of restoring coho populations. The Nation also rehabilitates steelhead kelts at our hatchery. These are just a few examples of partnerships that benefit wildlife and people.
Winthrop National Fish Hatchery is located in Okanogan County in north central Washington, at 453A Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, WA, 98862.
How to Find Us
The 42 acre site lies ninety miles north of Wenatchee and sits just outside the town of Winthrop. The Methow River flows through the northern edge of the property.
Directions: As you drive along State Highway 20 to Winthrop, look for Twin Lakes Road on the east end of town and follow the signs to the Hatchery. Come on in for a visit!Getting here…
Tour the Hatchery
Visitors are welcome to tour our hatchery. In summer, a volunteer may be on hand to show you around. Although our small staff is busy, we can help answer your questions, too.
A two story concrete structure houses are returning adults from May to late August. A viewing window in the side allows you to see the fish.
Pets must be on a leash.
Bike or Ski the Trail
The Methow Valley Community Trail provides 34 miles of cycling, and a trailhead is located on the corner of the hatchery. Learn more about the trail system here…