2.5 miles east of Lovell on U.S. Highway 14A,
then 10 miles northwest on State Highway 37.
Continue 4 miles on Crooked Creek Road.
This rearing station was constructed in 1958 and named for the Tillett
Ranch. The ranch owners granted a 99-year lease to the Game and Fish
Department for the property. Located a short distance from Pryor Mountain
Wild Horse Range and the Montana border, this facility also offers scenic
Tillett Springs is in a great place to rear fish. Two
springs, supplying over 1,300 gallons of water per minute at a temperature
of 54 degrees F, provide an excellent source of water. Two ponds are used
to house the fish; one where they are grown to stocking size and one to hold
brood stock. There are also 12, 5’ x 100’, concrete raceways. An
“isolation hatchery” is also being considered for an addition to the
This “isolation hatchery” will be used for experimental incubation,
hatching and rearing groups of fish of undetermined disease status. Tillett
Springs raises a number of different species of trout. A brood stock of
Eagle Lake rainbow trout is held in one of the large earthen ponds.
There is plenty of good trout fishing nearby in the alpine lakes of the
Big Horn Mountains.
Tillett Springs Rearing Station
P.O. Box 416, 195 County Road 16
Tillett, Wyoming 82431