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Fish Hatcheries

Salmon River Fish Hatchery

Visitors to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar get a close-up view of salmon on their fall migration. The hatchery hosts an open house annually on National Hunting and Fishing Day. (Photo courtesy of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.)

Salmon River Fish Hatchery

  • 2133 Co. Rte. 22, Altmar
  • 315-298-5051
  • Open April 1 – Nov. 30
  • Owned and operated by the NYS DEC, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery is the major stocking source of several strains of salmon and trout for Lakes Ontario and Erie. More than 3 million salmonids produced annually. Displays and exhibits. Egg collection takes place weekdays.

Oneida Lake Fish Cultural Station

  • NYS -49, Constantia
  • 315-623-7311
  • Open April 1 – Sept. 30
  • Owned and operated by NYS DEC, this hatchery rears walleye and is the largest walleye hatchery in the U.S.