Erwin National Fish Hatchery

Address: 520 Federal Hatchery Rd. Erwin, TN 37650 Contact Email: Phone: (423) 743-4712
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Hatchery is located on Hwy. 107 just N. of Erwin, TN. From I-26, take Exit 19. Turn left at the stoplight onto Hwy. 107 and go about 0.5 mile to hatchery on left.


Established in 1897, this is one of over 75 hatcheries in the national system administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The hatchery rears four strains of rainbow fish and supports projects to enhance federal fish and wildlife trust species and their habitats in the Southern Appalachian Ecosystem, in which this hatchery is located. Come by the Visitor Center, then take a Hatchery tour. Take advantage of the wildlife viewing area, and set up lunch at the picnic pavilion.

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City: Erwin, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Northeast

Admission Rates:
Free Admission

Hours Open:
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dates Closed:
Weekends, all federal holidays

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