Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery
Located on picturesque countryside in western Onondaga County, the Hatchery was originally developed and operated as a joint venture between Onondaga County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under a Works Project Administration Grant. One of only four county run hatcheries in the state, this has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1938 and produces 100,000 Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout annually.
Each year, staff and volunteers take great pride in stocking over 100 miles of streams and 10,000 acres of ponds and lakes throughout Onondaga County with 100% of the D.E.C. recommendations for these waters. These efforts are necessary to serve the region with the state’s largest per capita fish license sales. They also help to ensure the fishing dreams, fish tales, and lasting memories for past, present, and future generations of anglers.