Let’s go visit the Jackson National Fish Hatchery!
Entrance to the Fish Hatchery
This fish hatchery is just a little outside of Jackson Hole, not far from the Flat Creek Inn. Look for the “Jackson National Fish Hatchery” sign and follow the arrows to the parking lot.
The views from the fish hatchery are beautiful. It’s a really peaceful and scenic area. Visitors can follow the wide, paved pathway from the parking lot down to the fish hatchery building.
Along the path are several signs that give the history of the fish hatchery and educate on the process and purpose of the hatchery.
Inside the Fish Hatchery
Once you reach the building, you come inside to the front room which includes a guest sign in and these screens on the wall that show footage of the different stages of the fish hatchery process. You can see the fish at the beginning of their journey until the end when they get released.
There are also two large fish tanks with a variety of fish to look at.
Inside the Hatchery Area
Here is where the whole process happens. Inside these tanks of water, you can see fish in various stages of development. It’s fun to watch the fish swimming around and even jumping out of the water!
Behind the Fish Hatchery
When you walk out of the building you can see more areas where the fish are held when they get too large for the indoor areas.
There is a beautiful pond behind the fish hatchery with fish inside. It’s a beautiful area to walk around and enjoy the scenery.
You can find out more about the purpose of fish hatcheries here. The Jackson National Fish Hatchery is well worth the visit, and even better, it’s free!
For close lodging to the Fish Hatchery, we recommend staying at the Flat Creek Inn!
Shan’tel Christensen is a mother to 5 and is currently getting her masters in social work. Whenever she gets the chance, she loves to visit beautiful places like Jackson Hole!