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BENNER SPRING
State Fish Hatchery
Centre County
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Growing Greener logo - click for more about how this location is improving through Growing Greener fundsOriginally constructed in 1952, the Benner Spring State Fish Hatchery is situated on 40 developed acres (49 total acres) of land leased from the Rockview State Correctional Institution.

The facility consists of exterior concrete raceways, production ponds, a warming pond, and a hatchery building that contains concrete and fiberglass interior raceways, Heath tray, jar, and Buchner jar incubators. Water supply to the facility is from Benner Spring, 2 production wells, and Spring Creek.

The site also serves as headquarters for the Commission's Division of Production Services.

HATCHERY STATS
  • Employees: 11 full-time, 2 wage/seasonal, Research Unit - 9 full-time, 4 wage/seasonal
  • Average Trout Production: 336,366 lbs.
  • Average Production Costs: $2.45 per pound
  • Visitor Center: No
  • Average Annual Visitors: 2,000
PHOTOS
Benner Spring sign - click for larger image
Hatchery/Research building - click for larger image Hathcery building with raceway netting in background - click for larger image
Rear view of hatchery building - click for larger image Raceways with netting - click for larger image
Driveway leading to the hatchery - click for larger image Garage and other buildings behind hatchery - click for larger image
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Benner Spring State Fish Hatchery
1735 Shiloh Road
State College, PA  16801
814-355-4837
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Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Location: Approximately 4 miles north of State College along Spring Creek in Centre County, Benner Township
FISH SPECIES PRODUCED
or STOCKED
Coldwater
brook trout
brook trout
brown trout
brown trout
rainbow trout
rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
Warm/coolwater
muskellunge
purebred muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
walleye
walleye
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