Roxbury Fish Culture Station

Roxbury Fish Culture Station

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3696 Roxbury Road, Roxbury, VT 05669

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Visitor Hours: Due to damages from Tropical Storm Irene, Roxbury FCS is currently closed to visitation.


Visitor Center: No

Public facilities: Yes

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.

Prior to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, the Roxbury hatchery produced brook and rainbow trout for stocking statewide. The facility still produces fish for the department’s fish stocking 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.

Fish Reared


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

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.