Hatchery Detail


Name : Washoe Park Fish Hatchery
Province : Mountain Columbia Longitude : -112.9609
Subbasin : Flathead Latitude : 46.1344
Operating Agency : MFWP
Funding Source : N/A
Description : Washoe Park Trout Hatchery in Anaconda was the first state-run hatchery built in Montana. The hatchery was built in 1907 with the help of local industries. Currently, the hatchery manages the state's only westslope cutthroat broodstock. The founding population of today's broodstock was taken from tributaries of Hungry Horse Reservoir and the lower Clark Fork drainage in 1984 and 1985. The hatchery produces over one million eggs per year. About 200,000 of these eggs are kept at the facility for future brood and production fish that will be planted in lakes across Montana to support recreational sport fishing. Eggs and fish from Washoe Park Trout Hatchery are also used for restoration stocking as part of Montana's westslope cutthroat trout conservation program.
Releases & Returns
Hatchery releases of anadromous fish, within the geographic range of an ESU/DPS, are listed accordingly.
Province Subbasin Species ESU/DPS Released
in 2009
Returns to Collection
Facility in 2009
Data as of
Mountain Columbia Flathead Westslope Cutthroat 8,650 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Columbia Kootenai Westslope Cutthroat 1,001 8 / 30 / 2010
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