Bald Hill Fish Culture Station

Bald Hill Fish Culture Station

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60 Abbott Hill Road, Newark, VT 05871

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Visitor Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, daily

Scheduling a large group or school tour? Please call (802) 467-3660


Visitor Center: No

Public facilities: Yes

About the FCS

The Bald Hill Fish Culture Station, located in Vermont’s scenic Northeast Kingdom, is one of Vermont’s most versatile fish hatcheries.In addition to raising coldwater fish species like trout and salmon the Bald Hill Fish Culture Station also produces walleye, a coldwater fish species.

The hatchery is also the home of Vermont’s landlocked Atlantic salmon broodstock. Every fall the large mature salmon are artificially spawned. Thousands of eggs are collected from each female fish and fertilized to supply eggs to other state and federal hatcheries.


  • Originally opened in 1952 as a trout and salmon hatchery.

  • Only fish hatchery raising landlocked Atlantic salmon broodstock. The mature salmon are spawned to supply eggs to other state and federal hatcheries.

  • Raises walleye for stocking Chittenden Reservoir and Island Pond.

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.