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Miles City Fish Hatchery

Hatchery

Moderate AccessibilityModerate Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: May 1 - Sep 1
Size: 268 acres
Elevation: 2369 ft
Nearest Town:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted Jul 30, 2014

Stage I Fire Restrictions

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted

Pets must be on a leash at all times.
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The main focus of this facility is to raise warm/cool water fish (walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass northern pike, and tiger musky). Production is seasonal. Visiting hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

The Miles City Fish Hatchery was originally constructed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1958. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks took over the operation of the hatchery in 1983. To meet expanding demands for warmwater fish the hatchery complex was expanded in 1987. There are 49 rearing ponds varying from 1/2 to 3 acres in size, providing over 54 water surface acres available for fish production. The Yellowstone River provides water to the facility. Once inside the hatchery building, the water is filtered, aerated, UV disinfected and can be heated or cooled to feed 65 rearing and holding tanks of various sizes and 320 incubation jars. The building has an aquarium which contains fish representative of those species that are reared at this hatchery.

Directions
Directions

The hatchery is located 1.5 miles SW of Miles City.
(Lat 46.387, Lng -105.867)

Contact Information
Contact Information

If you have questions or comments please send mail to: Miles City Fish Hatchery, PO Box 756 Miles City, MT  59301  or call 406-234-4753 .

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Stage I Fire Restriction
Stage I Fire Restrictions
Pet Restriction
Pets must be on a leash at all times.
Vehicle Length
Site is accessible.
Activities
Activities
  • Moderate Accessibility
    Tours - By Appointment Only
Facilities
Facilities
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