constructed in 1932, the Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery is situated on approximately 80 developed acres (167 total acres)
of land owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.
Water supply to the facility is obtained primarily from multiple springs for coldwater (trout) culture and from
a creek for warm/coolwater culture.
Concrete raceways are used for trout production using intensive culture technology. Pond rearing (extensive culture)
and indoor intensive culture of warm/coolwater fish also occurs on site.
Employees: 10 full-time, 3 wage/seasonal
Average Trout Production: 461,280 lbs.
Average Production Costs: $2.53 per pound
Visitor Center: Yes
Average Annual Visitors: 5,000
Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery
195 Lebo Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
Visitor Hours Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Approximately 12 miles southwest of Carlisle in the Village of Huntsdale in Cumberland
County, Penn Township