Volunteer Hatchery Host

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Located in the beautiful Entiat Valley in eastern Washington State, our hatchery has operated since 1941. We currently produce summer Chinook salmon. Our program kickstarted a highly successfully local fishery, as intended. We need help caring for our fish, especially on weekends. We also need someone to greet visitors when they arrive and show them around the hatchery.

The small town of Entiat is located a short drive north of Wenatchee, in the heart of one of America’s most productive orchard fruit regions. The Entiat River flows into the Columbia River and is part of a network of streams supporting migratory Pacific salmon. The hatchery is tucked between mountain ridges, a scenic location that offers access to nearby National Forest lands.

The site is quiet, with dark night skies full of stars. A variety of wildlife are found on site, from bears and cougars to eagles and, yes, the occasional rattlesnake. A fenced RV site provides a safe space for pets and a small garden bed.

Start Date - 2022-04-29

End Date - 2022-10-10

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Other;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.

The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.

Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Entiat, WA 98822



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Friday;Saturday

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