Last modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fish hatcheries

Glenwood Hatchery

820 E Hatchery Rd.
Glenwood, Utah 84730-0536
(435) 896-5218


The Glenwood Hatchery is located in central Utah approximately one half mile from Glenwood. To find the hatchery take Highway 89 to Richfield, take Highway 119 to the Glenwood turnoff. At first stop sign as you enter Glenwood turn left, and follow the road up the hill to the hatchery.

Glenwood Hatchery

Historic information

The Glenwood Hatchery was built in November 1921 for a cost of $5,000.00. The first hatchery superintendent was William C. Sorenson. The hatchery was rebuilt in 1973 to make use of the new recirculation technology, then in 1989 the new raceways were built to make use of proven serial reuse raceways and oxygen injection was added. Elevation of the hatchery is 5,400 feet. Average annual water flow at Glenwood is 10 cubic feet per second with a temperature of 58° F.

Hatchery operation

Glenwood currently has four full time employees. Production includes brown, Bear Lake cutthroat, Manning Meadow Colorado cutthroat and both diploid and triploid rainbows. Annual production has been maintained at 109,000 pounds.


Glenwood stocks advanced fingerling brown trout statewide and sub-catchable Bear Lake cutthroat into Bear Lake. Colorado cutthroat are either aerially stocked or stocked as sub-catchables in the Colorado drainage. Rainbows are stocked statewide, with up to 240,000 catchable rainbows stocked annual in the areas waters.


Visitors are allowed by an appointment only. School groups are welcome with an appointment.

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