Hatchery Detail


Name : Creston National Fish Hatchery
Province : Mountain Columbia Longitude : -114.1207
Subbasin : Flathead Latitude : 48.1892
Operating Agency : USFWS
Funding Source : USFWS, BPA
Description : Established in 1939, Creston National Fish Hatchery originally provided fingerling trout for stocking waters in Glacier National Park. Today, the hatchery has three main purposes: 1. provide trout for fishery management activities on the seven Tribal Reservations in Montana; 2. stock fish for mitigation purposes under the Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation Program and; 3. produce native bull trout eggs and fry for research projects at various state, federal, and educational facilities through the Federal Broodstock 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 Rainbow Trout 101,682 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Columbia Flathead Westslope Cutthroat 67,328 8 / 30 / 2010
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