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CRAIG BROOK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY

FOR 131 YEARS, a hatchery at Craig Brook has produced fish for anglers. A federal national fish hatchery since 1889, Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery has returned to hatching Atlantic salmon to replenish seven Maine rivers – a total of more than 2 million young salmon in the past year. Visitors to the hatchery will see exhibits about the environment and the survival of Maine’s Atlantic salmon. A stream model with running water features live young salmon. The hatchery greets local visitors, including schoolchildren, and both nationwide and international visitors.

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery is located on Hatchery Road, 5 miles north of Bucksport and just off Route 1.

There are numerous visitor opportunities at Craig Brook including:
• Boat launch and picnic area on Alamoosook Lake
• Boat launch and picnic area on Craig Pond
• Nature trail with interpretive signs
• Outdoor Atlantic salmon display pool
• Indoor Visitor Center with watershed, stewardship and historical themed displays
• Library and Archives (Access by request only)
• Public restrooms
• Atlantic Salmon Flyfishing Museum, operated by the Friends of Craig Brook
• Conference room and meeting facilities