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TIONESTA
State Fish Hatchery
Forest County
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Originally constructed in 1928, the Tionesta Fish Culture Station (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 hathcery 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.

HATCHERY STATS
  • Employees: 7 full-time, 1 part-time
  • Visitor Center: Yes
  • Average Annual Visitors: 1,700
PHOTOS
Tionesta Sign - click for larger image
Main hatchery building and visitor center Covered raceways and multi-purpose building from head aerator - click for larger image
Production ponds from head aerator - click for larger image Hatchery building - click for larger image
Hatchery sign with hatchery building in background - click for larger image Visitor center sign with visitor center in background - click for larger image
Live fish display - click for larger image Display - click for larger image
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Tionesta State Fish Hatchery
172 Hatchery Lane
Tionesta, PA 16353
814-755-3524
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Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Location: Northeast of the Town of Tionesta in Forest County, Tionesta Borough
FISH SPECIES PRODUCED
or STOCKED
Warmwater / Coolwater
fathead minnow
fathead minnow
muskellunge
purebred muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
walleye
walleye
Coldwater
steelhead
steelhead trout
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