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2016-2017 Winter Snowshoe Tours »

.: Events :., .: Friends :. Category, submitted November 16th, 2016

Guided 2016-2017 Winter Snowshoe Tours at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

Winter in Leavenworth is a great time to visit the National Fish Hatchery! We have juvenile fish on station all year. A visit can include a look at hatchery operations, as well as a guided snowshoe tour on our trails.

The grounds are open for visitors every day. Our visitor center is usually open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., although staff may only be present for limited times. Guided snowshoe tours are available on specific days. Please check dates listed below to see if your visit can include one of these free tours.

You must call ahead to reserve your place on a snowshoe tour. Our main line is 509-548-7641. We provide the snowshoes, available in one size only (small children and very large adults may find them hard to use). The tour takes 2 hours and follows the Icicle Creek Nature Trail, a route of about 1 mile.

Snowshoe Tour Schedule

Tours are provided in December, January, and February, if there is enough snow.

December 2016:

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Friday the 9th and 16th, 1 p.m.
  • Friday the 16th and 23rd, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 27-31, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Please note there are no tours on Dec. 25 or 26.

January 2017:

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Friday the 6th, 13th, and 20th, 1 p.m.

February 2017:

  • Saturdays and Sundays through the 19th: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Call for reservations
509-548-7641

Visit the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery website for more information.

Learn more about Leavenworth NFH on Facebook!

Download the Official Leavenworth NFH Snowshoe Tours Brochure HERE.


Leavenworth Kids Fishing Day »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted April 29th, 2014

Make plans to travel up Icicle Creek to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery for their annual Kids Fishing Day event in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week.  This FREE event includes educational stations geared for children ages 4 – 14 where they learn the essentials of fishing and water/boating safety before trying to catch that ‘big one.’  Fishing poles and bait are provided.  A food booth will be available with proceeds benefitting Discovery High School. [Continue Reading]


Arbor Day at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted April 7th, 2014

On Saturday, April 12th, between 10 am and 2 pm, Friends of Northwest Hatcheries will host the Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Distribution.  The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, located at 12790 Fish Hatchery Road in Leavenworth (map), is one of five distribution sites in Chelan and Douglas counties where the following tree and shrub seedlings will be available this year:

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2014 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted April 7th, 2014

Applications for the 2014 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship are now being accepted.

The annual $1,500 scholarship is dedicated in memory of Nancy Duree who was an active partner in the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival since its inception, and a champion of natural resource education for both children and adults. [Continue Reading]


New Aquarium »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted February 24th, 2009

The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery nursery has a new aquarium!  Come see Sculpin, Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon and  Spring Chinook Salmon. [Continue Reading]


Connecting Children With Nature »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted February 24th, 2009

The Hagerman National Fish Hatchery partnered with the National Park Service, Hagerman National Monument, and the Thousand Springs State Park to provide “outdoor” educational experiences to Twin Falls Elementary students in December, 2008. [Continue Reading]


Trout Unlimited »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted February 24th, 2009

The award winning Icicle Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has contributed many hours and funds to enhance salmon habitat and education opportunities at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Complex. [Continue Reading]


Waders for “Kids In The Creek” »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted January 20th, 2009

The Friends of Northwest Hatcheries, in cooperation with Cascadia Conservation District, have supplied waders for the Kids In The Creek Project. [Continue Reading]


Education About the Benefits of Recycling »

.: Friends :. Category, submitted December 19th, 2007

A Legacy of 90,000 Pounds of Trash?

A 150 lb. adult will leave 90,000 pounds of trash for the next generation. Yikes! Leavenworth Recycles (LR) and the Friends of the Northwest Hatcheries (FNWH) have joined together to leave a better legacy. Close to ten thousand students and adults were educated about the benefits of recycling in our community while reducing the waste at this year’s Salmon Festival. [Continue Reading]