DEC operates 12 fish hatcheries and annually stocks millions of catchable-sized brook, brown, and rainbow trout into more than 1,200 public streams, rivers, lakes and ponds across the state. Additional fun facts and details about DEC hatcheries can be found on the DEC Hatchery FAQ page.
Visiting DEC Hatcheries
All hatcheries are open to the public from spring through fall, and several are open year-round. Contact and location information, as well as details on the fish reared at each hatchery is available below.
Accessibility: The Oneida, Rome, and Salmon River hatcheries are universally accessible to all visitors. See a full listing of DEC's accessible recreation destinations for more opportunities across the state.