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P.O. Box 168, 239 Pape County Road
Daniel, Wyoming 83115
Located 15 miles northwest of Pinedale on U.S. 191, and 2.4 miles west on Sublette County Road 23-150 (Pape Road).
Located in a mountain valley between the west slope of the Wind River Mountains and the east slope of the Wyoming Range, the Daniel Fish Hatchery rests in a scenic location. The Papes' donated Land for this facility to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in 1917. The facility was completed in 1923, expanded in 1966 and again in 1999.
Two springs supply approximately 2 million gallons of water a day to the hatchery at an average temperature of 46 F. The Daniel facility performs the important function of incubating and rearing various species of trout which include rainbow, brook, brown, and lake trout as well as splake, grayling and kokanee salmon. In addition to incubation and rearing, the Daniel Hatchery provides spawning, egg incubation, and rearing for two of Wyoming's native populations of cutthroat trout, the Bear River (Bonneville) and Colorado River cutthroat. Offspring from these broods are used for restoration efforts as well as for stocking in fishing waters throughout the state
Another function provided by the hatchery is due to Daniels' cold water. Hatchery personnel are able to hold back, or slow, the growth of fish. They use this technique to provide small fish for helicopter, horse packing, backpacking and ATV stocking. Three dedicated Department personnel are stationed at the Daniel Hatchery and are responsible for the egg care, incubation, fish rearing, stocking, maintenance and operation of the facility, on a year round basis.
Try your luck fishing on the Green River accesses above Warren Bridge or off the Sublette County road, 23-150 about a mile above the hatchery.
The hatchery is open to the public and welcomes scheduled group and walk in tours of the facility. Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.