Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Sign

Leavenworth Fisheries Complex

Aerial View of Leavenworth Fish Hatchery.

The Leavenworth Fisheries Complex, consists of the Leavenworth, Entiat and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries. It was constructed as mitigation for the impact of construction, operation and maintenance of Grand Coulee Dam on fisheries resources in the Columbia River and its’ tributaries. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) construction started in 1939 for propagating and helping restore native salmon runs in the Columbia River system. The LNFH is located on Icicle Creek approximately 3 miles south of the city of Leavenworth, Washington.

The hatcheries and associated facilities were constructed by Reclamation, but the facilities are now owned and operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and funded by Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration. Below are links to projects Reclamation is working on at the hatcheries.

Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage (SWISP) Project
Snow Lake Water Control Structure
Related Websites
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leavenworth Fisheries Complex
FCRPS Biological Opinion Hatchery Program
Last Update: 9/26/23