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PLEASANT GAP
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 1903, the Pleasant Gap Fish Culture Station (hatchery) is situated on 26 developed acres (37 total acres) of land owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.

The facility consists of exterior concrete raceways, a hatchery building that contains concrete and fiberglass interior raceways, and heath egg incubators.

Water supply to the facility is from a wide array of sources: springs, creek, production wells, and a quarry surface water excavation reservoir.

The hatchery grounds are part of the Commission's Pleasant Gap complex, which houses administrative offices for the Bureaus' of Fisheries and Engineering & Development, as well as the Northcentral Region Law Enforcement office.

HATCHERY STATS
  • Employees: 10 full-time, 2 wage/seasonal
  • Average Fish Production: 256,164 lbs.
  • Average Production Costs: $2.85 per pound
  • Visitor Center: Yes
  • Average Annual Visitors: 500
PHOTOS
Pleasant Gap sign - click for larger image
Hatchery building - click for larger image Raceways with hatchery building in background - click for larger image
Spring - click for larger image Raceways with spring house and administrative buildings in background - click for larger image
Shugart house and spring - click for larger image Raceways
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Pleasant Gap State Fish Hatchery
450 Robinson Lane
Bellefonte, PA 16823
814-359-5121
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Visitor Hours
Daily, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Location: Approximately .5 miles west of Pleasant Gap and 3 miles south of Bellefonte in Centre County, Benner Township
FISH SPECIES PRODUCED
or STOCKED
brook trout
brook trout
brown trout
brown trout
rainbow trout
rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
golden rainbow trout
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