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Roxbury Fish Culture Station

Roxbury Fish Culture Station

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3696 Roxbury Road, Roxbury, VT 05669

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Visitor Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Visitor Center: No

Public facilities: Yes (restroom, picnic table, bike rack)

Things to do: Feed fish, walking tour with information signage, picnic

About the FCS

The Roxbury Fish Culture Station is located eight miles south of Northfield, Vermont, nestled in the valley of the Third Branch of the White River. It’s Vermont’s oldest fish hatchery and is on the National Register of Historic Sites.

The Roxbury hatchery produces brook and rainbow trout for statewide stocking. In addition, the facility produces fish for the department’s Children's Fishing program and is a great place to visit. The scenic setting of the hatchery makes it a perfect destination for tourists, picnickers, bicyclists, and families. 


  • Began operation in 1891, making it Vermont’s oldest fish hatchery.
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
  • Home to the two-year old “trophy” brook trout that can grow in 12 inches and larger!
  • Produce more than 5,000 fish annually for the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, which helps kids learn how to fish.

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