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Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery


Site Facts

  • Open:null - null
  • Size: 14 acres
  • Elevation: 4045 ft

Important Notice

Pets must be on a leash at all times.

The Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery houses the Yellowstone Cutthroat broodstock.

In February of 1919, the President and Secretary of the Big Timber Rod and Gun Club met in Billings with members of the State Fish and Game Commission to bid for a rearing pond in Big Timber. The meeting aroused the interest of the commission members to such a degree that they offered to initiate a small hatchery if clear title could be acquired to the land. The Big Timber Rod and Gun Club raised the money for purchase, acquired the clear title and donated the land to the State of Montana to be used for the Big Timber Fish Hatchery. The name of the hatchery has been changed to the Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery and is now the home of the Yellowstone Cutthroat broodstock.



Located adjacent to the north side of the town of Big Timber is the Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery.
(Lat 45.835667 , Lng -109.96008 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments please send mail to:

  • Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery
  • PO Box 508
  • Big Timber, MT  59011
  • or call 406-932-4434
Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Pet Restriction

Pets must be on a leash at all times.

Vehicle Length

Trailer/RV not recommended.