The Pleasant River Hatchery is open to the public, call to arrange a tour.
In January of 1991 the first batch of 100,000 salmon eggs was transferred from Green Lake National Fish Hatchery to the Pleasant River Fish Hatchery, where they were incubated until they were stocked in May. With help from student and community volunteers, the hatchery has incubated salmon or trout eggs between January and May for over 20 years.
Each winter, students and the general public are invited to come to the hatchery and learn about Atlantic salmon, hatchery operations, and see baby salmon first-hand.
In May, when the river and salmon are ready, hatchery staff, along with students of all ages, community volunteers, and agency staff, work together to stock the river specific salmon fry into appropriate habitat in the river of their origin.
The Pleasant River Hatchery is open to the public, call to arrange a tour. Contact for more information at (207)483-4336 or email us.