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LINESVILLE
State Fish Hatchery
Crawford County
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Growing Greener logo - click for more about how this location is improving through Growing Greener fundsOriginally constructed in 1939, the Linesville Fish Culture Station (hatchery) is situated on 97 developed acres (2,500 total acres) of land owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.

The facility consists of earthen ponds, exterior concrete raceways, a hatchery building that contains interior stainless steel and concrete raceways, and jar and vertical flow through tray egg incubators.

Water is supplied from Pymatuning Reservoir and production wells.

The hatchery annually hosts an open house "A Day at the Hatchery" in early April to showcase how the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission provides fishing and boating opportunities. Exhibits, demonstrations and activities are provide during this popular event.

HATCHERY STATS
  • Employees: 8 full-time, 2 wage/seasonal
  • Visitor Center: Yes
  • Average Annual Visitors: 80,000
PHOTOS
Linesville sign - click for wording on multi-purpose building
Multi-purpose building - click for larger image Multi-purpose building and covered raceways - click for larger image
Pymatuning Reservoir - click for larger image Lined and unlined settling ponds with Pymatuning Reservoir in background - click for larger image
"60 days to make a walleye" display - click for larger image Visitor center displays with live fish aquarium in foreground - click for larger image
Visitor center displays - click for larger image Visitor center displays - click for larger image
Paddlefish - click for larger image Aeration basin and well water basin with low head oxygen contacting chambers - click for larger image
 
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Linesville State Fish Hatchery
13300 Hartstown Road
Linesville, PA 16424
814-683-4451
Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: One mile south of the Borough of Linesville on Pymatuning Reservoir in Crawford County, Pine Township
FISH SPECIES STOCKED
or PRODUCED
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Coldwater
steelhead
steelhead trout
Warmwater / coolwater
black crappie
black crappie
bluegill
bluegill
channel catfish
channel catfish
fathead minnow
fathead minnow
largemouth bass
largemouth bass
paddlefish
paddlefish
muskellunge
purebred muskellunge
redear sunfish
redear sunfish
smallmouth bass
smallmouth bass
tiger muskellunge
tiger muskellunge
walleye
walleye
white crappie
white crappie
yellow perch
yellow perch
Fish illustrations—PA Fishes
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Linesville Open House - "Day at the Hatchery"
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