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Bluewater Springs Trout Hatchery

Hatchery on Bluewater Creek

Site Facts

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  • Size: 90 acres
  • Elevation: 3970 ft

Hatchery office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Grounds are open to public visitation daylight to dark 7 days a week. Group Tours are arranged by contacting hatchery personnel.

The hatchery is named after its water supply, a spring with a distinctive blue color, and 58°F water. Fish from this station are generally stocked in the south, central and eastern sections of the state. Arlee, Eagle Lake and Erwin strains of rainbow trout, Yellowstone cutthroat and grayling are reared annually.

Bluewater Springs Trout Hatchery Hatchery is located on Bluewater Creek 12 miles from the mouth on the left hand side as you face downstream. 



Bluewater Springs Hatchery is located 8.5 miles east of Bridger, Montana. Turn east at the only flashing yellow light in the center of town. Cross the river and railroad tracks. Then take an immediate left onto the oil road. After one mile leave the oil road at the intersection and turn onto East Bridger road straight over the hill past the power substation. Six more miles through sage brush covered hills and flats on the gravel and gumbo road to Bluewater Crk Road and take a right over the
(Lat 45.332 , Lng -108.803 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments please send mail to:

  • Bluewater Springs Trout Hatchery
  • PO Box 423
  • Bridger, MT, MT  59014
  • or call 406-668-7443
Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Pet Restriction

Pets must be on a leash at all times.

Stage I Fire Restriction

Stage I Fire Restrictions

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