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PLEASANT MOUNT
State Fish Hatchery
Wayne County
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Originally constructed in 1903, the Pleasant Mount (originally called the Wayne Hatchery) facility consists of the main hatchery (70 acres), an off site Hankins portion (125 acres), and a Douglas portion (30.6 acres), all of which are owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.

The main hatchery complex consists of earthen ponds, exterior concrete linear raceways, and hatchery buildings that contain interior concrete raceways, fiberglass tanks, and egg incubation units (trays and jars).

Water comes from a number of sources:

  • the West Branch of the Lackawaxen River at 1,700 gpm from the 170-acre Belmont Lake
  • three (3) production wells (150, 180 and 175 gpm)
  • a spring at 50 gpm
  • pumped recirculation
HATCHERY STATS
  • Employees: 10 full-time, 1 part-time
  • Average Fish Production: 25,963,170 (includes fry, fingerling and yearling)
  • Visitor Center: Yes, limited - outdoor aquarium
  • Average Annual Visitors: 7,500
PHOTOS
"Wayne Hatchery" sign - click for larger image
Hatch house - click for larger image Hatchery ponds - click for larger image
Front of main office building
Front of main office building
Hatchery buildings - barn, main office, shop
Hatchery buildings - barn, main office, shop
Aquarium and main office building
Aquarium and main office building
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Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery
229 Great Bend Turnpike
Pleasant Mount, PA 18453
570-448-2101
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Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Location: About 1 mile west of the Borough of Pleasant Mount along the western branch of the Lackawaxen River, Mount Pleasant Township
FISH SPECIES PRODUCED
or STOCKED
black crappie
black crappie
bluegill
bluegill
brown bullhead
brown bullhead
chain pickerel
chain pickerel
channel catfish
channel catfish
fathead minnow
fathead minnow
golden shiner
golden shiner
lake trout
lake trout
largemouth bass
largemouth bass
muskellunge
purebred muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
walleye
walleye
white crappie
white crappie
white sucker
white sucker
yellow perch
yellow perch
striped bass
striped bass
striped bass hybrid
hybrid white striped bass
Fish illustrations—PA Fishes
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Pleasant Mount's 100th Anniversary
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