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State Fish Hatchery

Forest County

Originally constructed in 1928, the Tionesta State Fish Hatchery is situated on 50 developed acres (387 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 curvilinear concrete raceways, a hatchery building that contains concrete and fiberglass interior raceways, circular tanks, and egg incubator jars.

Water is supplied to the facility from a combination of source that include a stream, production wells, and pumped recirculation water.

The Tionesta State Fish Hatchery (PDF)


    • Employees: 7 full-time, 1 part-time
    • Visitor Center: Yes
    • Average Annual Visitors: 1,700