In 1982, Essex County assumed ownership of the state fish hatchery in Crown Point. Traditionally, this facility had stocked yearling brook, brown, and rainbow trout in Essex County waters. The program began an exciting transition from yearling (7-9 inch) trout production to two-year-old (12-14 inch) trout production in 1990.
The Essex County Fish Hatchery now releases approximately 30,000 two year-old and 20,00 yearling trout annually into roughly 65 bodies of water, making it one of the most unique and ambitious stocking programs in the northeastern United States.
Open to the public 7 days a week, year-round, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.