About the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery

This special place in the woods of Monterey, Massachusetts, is home to many species of wildlife. It is also the source of a pristine aquifer that supplies 200 gallons per minute of high quality water to the Hatchery. With over a century of public operation, tens of thousands of fish have been cultured in this water source, which flows by gravity through beautiful, natural pools. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains lake trout broodstocks for restoration efforts in the Lower Great Lakes. It also partners with the Friends of the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery, raising thousands of native brook trout for stocking in local waterways to support recreational fishing, public youth fishing events, and educational programs.