Welcome to the Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery page! For official information about the hatchery, go to http://www.fws.gov/mammothspring/. For more about the Fish and Wildlife Service, go to http://www.fws.gov.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries Program is to conserve, protect and enhance fishery and aquatic resources and their habitat for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Established in 1903, Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery is one of the oldest in the hatchery system. Built in the Ozark foothills of northeast Arkansas due to the availability of water from one of the world's largest springs and the access to the railroad.
Some of the species the hatchery works with include: paddlefish, sturgeon, Gulf Coast Striped Bass, walleye, and smallmouth bass. It has also partnered with ASU on projects with a number of freshwater mussel species, the alligator snapping turtle and Ozark Hellbender.