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Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery

Opened in 1888, Mt Shasta is the oldest trout hatchery west of the Mississippi. The Sisson Museum on site has excellent displays and presentations. Skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, mountaineering are all available in the shadow of towering 14,179 foot Mt Shasta. Picnic tables are on site.

Welcome to Mt.Shasta Hatchery Sign

Visitor Information

Hours

Open 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Visitation open sunrise to sunset

Phone Number

(530) 926-2215

Address

3 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Directions

From Interstate 5: exit at the central Mount Shasta off-ramp.Head west on Lake Street, which turns into Hatchery Lane. At the intersection of Hatchery Lane and Old Stage Road, continue straight ahead, across old stage road, into the hatchery parking lot. MAP

Mount Shasta Hatchery is the oldest operating hatchery west of the Mississippi river and began operations in 1888. It is located in Siskiyou County in Northern California. Mt Shasta Hatchery supplies the majority of the eggs for CDFW trout hatcheries, upwards of 30 million eggs a year

Self-guided tours

Swing into Hatchery Building B from mid-march through July to check out eggs being hatched and fry being raised. See the transitions from the hatchery building to the nursery ponds, where the fry are grown until they are ready to move to the raceways. Check out the brood stock, where fish can grow to nearly 10 lbs.

Brown Trout in Mt Shasta Pond
Brown Trout in Mt Shasta Pond

Mt Shasta Hatchery ponds
Mt Shasta Hatchery ponds

 

Hike

Take a walk on the Elsa Rupp Trail to the nature area, graciously donated to the Department of Fish and Game in 1973.

Museum

With a one dollar donation you can visit the Sisson Museum and see both the hatchery and surrounding area history

BSisson Museum
Sisson Museum

MElsa Rupp
Elsa Rupp

 


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Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery

3 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Phone (530) 926-2215
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