Last modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fish hatcheries

Whiterocks Hatchery

12725 N Whiterocks Rd
Whiterocks, Utah 84085
(435) 353-4855

Location

The Whiterocks Hatchery is located in Uintah County. About three miles east of the city of Roosevelt there is an elementary school at the top of the hill, turn left onto HC-67. Head north following road for about 15 miles to Whiterocks. Go straight through the town about and continue for approximately two miles to the hatchery sign, turn left and follow road 1/2 mile to the hatchery.

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Whiterocks Fish Hatchery

Historic information

The Utah State Fish and Game Department purchased land for the Whiterocks Hatchery in 1923 from Summer Provo, a Ute tribal member. In 1946 an additional four acres of land was purchased.

Elevation of the hatchery is 6,000 feet. Water for the hatchery flows from the Provo Dick Spring that produces an average flow of 7.12 cubic feet per second. Water temperature varies from 46° F in January to 54° F in July.

Hatchery operation

Whiterocks currently has four full-time employees. Whiterocks was closed in 2005 for complete reconstruction and reopened in June 2007, with the capacity to raise 130,000 pounds of fish annually. Hatchery personnel spawn Colorado River cutthroat trout from Lake Canyon and Sheep Creek Lakes.

Stocking

Whiterocks will stock fingerling and advanced fingerling cutthroat, kokanee and rainbow into Strawberry, Flaming Gorge and other reservoirs throughout the Uinta Basin, truck and aerial brook trout are stocked statewide and 100,000 catchable fish into waters in northeastern Utah.

Vistors

The hatchery can accommodate tours consisting of groups and families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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