Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in northeast Wyoming. The original hatchery buildings were built in 1909 to serve the needs of northern Wyoming. Throughout the years, the Story Hatchery has undergone significant renovations to keep up with new technology in fish culture and is the oldest continuously operating hatchery in the state. Today the hatchery grounds consist of several areas of interest. First, there is the large redwood-sided hatchery building that contains the visitor center, restrooms, and a trough room where small fish are reared. In front of this building are raceways that hold the mid-size future brood stock. Behind the hatchery building, the vacuum degassing buildings, brood building and settling ponds are located. The tan and green brood building houses three different brood stocks (adult breeding fish), and includes a spawning area and large, modern egg incubation room.