Kamas State Fish Hatchery Project
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Reconstructed Kamas State Fish Hatchery

Kamas State Fish Hatchery, located three miles southeast of Kamas, Summit County, Utah, is owned by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources [Click here to link to State hatchery contact information. You may contact the hatchery by phone at 435-783-4883.]

The Kamas hatchery began fish production in 1930. It was the eighth State fish hatchery built in Utah. The hatchery was reconstructed between 1998-2001, as part of the Fish Hatchery Production Plan, to increase production of cold-water sportfish for Utah’s anglers. The reconstructed hatchery was dedicated in July 2001.

Kamas Hatchery raises rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout and grayling. These fish are stocked in high mountain lakes of the Uintas, the upper Provo River, Strawberry Reservoir and elsewhere.New Covered Raceways Before reconstruction, the hatchery’s fish production capacity was 60,000 pounds annually. Reconstruction allowed fish production capacity to increase over 140,000 pounds annually. Over 1.3 million rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout and grayling, weighing 131,335 pounds were stocked from the new Kamas State Fish Hatchery in 2002. In 2010, 188, 936 pounds of cold-water fish were produced in the hatchery (production numbers were diminished in 2011 and 2012 because the Hatchery was taken off-line to repair a sinkhole that impacted water supply).

The Central Utah Project and other reclamation projects created many reservoirs in Utah. These flatwater areas provide for a variety of water-related recreation opportunities including fishing. Most reservoir fisheries are heavily used and not able to sustain themselves through natural recruitment, requiring management programs dependent on stocking hatchery-reared fish. Fish stocking demands in Utah for reclamation projects have been met in the past through both State and Federal hatcheries. CUPCA identifies funding for planning and implementing improvements to existing hatcheries and/or the development of new fish hatcheries to increase production of warm-water and cold-water fish for areas affected by the Colorado River Storage Project in Utah.

Email Link to the Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission, urmcc@uc.usbr.govAddress for Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission, 230 South 500 East, Suite 230, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102-2045, (801)524-3146, Fax (801)524-3148