of the
Leadville National Fish Hatchery

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

Read our 2021 Newlsetter HERE

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

New Basketball & Volleyball Courts

This is a project that newly retired Hatchery Manager(12/31/2020) Ed Stege was hoping for, so the Friends group is happy to re-build the basketball & volleyball courts in his honor. Pictures of the current playground in disrepair will be posted soon!
Please consider a donation to help the Friends Group honor Ed!

Our Previous Project

Hatchery Window Replacement - Completed!

The Friends Group has completed the window 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. They are beautiful!

Original Windows

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

Ugly Replacements

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

Today's Windows

Beautiful Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

Today's Windows

Beautiful Energy Efficient Replacement Windows at the Hatchery Entrance

Donate Today!

Help us help our National Fish Hatchery!


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

Please bring a face covering when hiking at the fish hatchery, and wear it in areas where social distancing isn't possible.

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


Josh Homer

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