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Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery

Hatchery

Moderate AccessibilityModerate Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: null - null
Size: 14 acres
Elevation: 4045 ft
Nearest Town:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted

Pets must be on a leash at all times.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted Jul 30, 2014

Stage I Fire Restrictions
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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.

Directions
Directions

Located adjacent to the north side of the town of Big Timber is the Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery.
(Lat 45.836, Lng -109.96)

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.
Stage I Fire Restriction
Stage I Fire Restrictions
Vehicle Length
Trailer/RV not recommended.
Activities
Activities
  • Tours - By Appointment Only
Facilities
Facilities
  • No Facilities Available