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HUNTSDALE
State Fish Hatchery
Cumberland County
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Growing Greener logo - click for more about how this location is improving through Growing Greener fundsOriginally 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.

HATCHERY STATS
  • 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
PHOTOS
Huntsdale sign - click for larger image
Multi-purpose building/visitor center - click for larger image Multi-purpose building/visitor center - click for larger image
Raceways with netting - click for larger image Pole building/garage - click for larger image
Visitor center diplays - click for larger image Visitor center diplays - click for larger image
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Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery
195 Lebo Road
Carlisle, PA  17013
717-486-3419
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Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Location: Approximately 12 miles southwest of Carlisle in the Village of Huntsdale in Cumberland County, Penn Township
FISH SPECIES PRODUCED
or STOCKED
striped bass
bass, striped
channel catfish
catfish, channel
tiger muskellunge
muskellunge, tiger
brook trout
brook trout
brown trout
brown trout
rainbow trout
rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
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