of the
Leadville National Fish Hatchery

We are a non-profit group dedicated to helping our local Fish Hatchery

About Us

Our mission is to support the Leadville National Fish Hatchery and its historical significance, promote conservation ethics through education, improve outdoor recreational opportunities, and enhance the facilities for community events.



Our Current Project

Hatchery Window Replacement

The Friends of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery have undertaken a restoration project to replace the existing glass block windows in the Hatchery building with modern double pane glass windows that will mimic the look of the original 1890 windows.

Window Replacement Fund Press Release

Original Windows

Please click the image to see a closeup of the original windows.

Today's Windows

The original windows were replaced with glass block in the 1960's.

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Help us help our National Fish Hatchery!


We have no upcoming events due to the COVID-19 situation. Please stay home and stay healthy.

Our trails are narrow, so hiking at the fish hatchery does not allow for safe social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding.

Board Members

The volunteer members of the Friends of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery board:

Mark Cole


Cheryl Wells

Vice President

Judy Cole


Diane Grogan


Pat Tritz


Jeanie Beckmann


Cindy Dunn


Jim Lyall


Ed Stege

Fish Hatchery Liasion

Contact Us

We'd love to provide you with more information about our projects, events, volunteer opportunities and answer any questions you may have.

Friends Mailing Address

PO Box 1194, Leadville, CO 80461

Friends Email Address

The Leadville National Fish Hatchery Location

2846 CO-300, Leadville, CO 80461