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Montebello State Fish Hatchery Reopens Following Renovation Project

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Montebello State Fish Hatchery Reopens Following Renovation Project
September 28, 2013 8:00 am
September 28, 2013 3:30 pm
Montebello Fish Hatchery
Montebello Fish Hatchery

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359 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello, 24464

The Montebello State Fish Hatchery reopens to the public following a raceway renovation project. Open daily 8AM to 3:30PM. This is the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishery’s smallest hatchery, but gets by far the highest public visitation owing to its location near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the George Washington National Forest. Its location east of the Blue Ridge and near some of the most popular trout waters in Northern Virginia makes it a very important hatchery for the agency. It is also the main source of trout for Virginia’s Urban Fishing Program, which is located entirely in the eastern half of the state. About 60,000 pounds of brook, rainbow and brown trout are grown each year. All of the trout are reared in 33 outdoor raceways that are supplied with water mostly from on-site springs. Visitation is highest during October, when visitors enjoy the fall colors. Picnic tables and public restrooms available. 540-377-2418.