Constructed in 1934, the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery is the northernmost New York State fish hatchery, situated in the Northern Adirondacks near the Village of Chateaugay. The hatchery originated in 1924 as a field station near Boardman Brook; however, due to an unreliable water source, it moved to its existing location along the Marble River.
Nearly 96,000 pounds of fish reared from this hatchery are stocked in waters of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Herkimer, and St. Lawrence counties.
The main activities that take place at the hatchery include the raising and stocking of lake trout from eggs collected from wild lake trout in Raquette Lake; raising and stocking brook, brown, splake, and rainbow trout from eggs supplied by the Bath and Randolph Fish Hatcheries.
The facility also raises and stocks Temiscamie hybrid brook trout, a cross between a domestic brook trout and a wild Canadian-strain brook trout. Temiscamie-strain brook trout are stocked exclusively in the Adirondacks because of their resilience to the higher acidic conditions found in the mountains lakes and ponds.
The Hatchery, which is open to the public from 8 am until 3 pm, seven days a week, year-round, is located at 134 Fish Hatchery Road, off US-11, in the village of Chateaugay, Franklin County. Call (518) 497-6151 for more information.