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State Fish Hatchery

Crawford County

Originally constructed in 1939, the Linesville State Fish Hatchery is situated on 97 developed acres (2,500 total acres) of land owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.

The facility consists of earthen ponds, exterior concrete raceways, a hatchery building that contains interior stainless steel and concrete raceways, and jar and vertical flow through tray egg incubators.

Water is supplied from Pymatuning Reservoir and production wells.

Open House
The hatchery annually hosts an open house "A Day at the Hatchery" on a Saturday in early April to showcase how the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission provides fishing and boating opportunities. Exhibits, demonstrations and activities are provided during this popular event.


Open House 2016
Raising Walleye


    • Employees: 8 full-time, 2 wage/seasonal
    • Visitor Center: Yes
    • Average Annual Visitors: 80,000