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Lake Fish Hatchery Historic District

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

The Lake Fish Hatchery Historic District had a prominent role in Yellowstone National Park's fishery management program. The historic district is on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake, the largest mountain, high altitude lake in the United States at 7,733 feet above sea level. The lake is approximately 20 miles long and 14 miles wide. The lake harbors six fish species: cutthroat trout, longnose dace, redside shiners, lake chub, long nose suckers, and lake trout. The former two are native; the latter four were introduced in the mid-1900s.

The Lake Fish Hatchery Historic District consists of nine buildings, constructed for the Fish and Wildlife Service. The fish hatchery activities function was halted in the 1958. Shortly thereafter (during the Mission 66 project [a 10 year effort to upgrade facilities in the parks]), the Lake Hatchery site was adapted to use as headquarters for the southern Lake Maintenance district for Yellowstone National Park. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1930/00/00 US Bureau of Fisheries Developer Lake Fish Hatchery buildings built between 1930 and 1932

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Yellowstone Lake Lake

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Particulars for Lake Fish Hatchery Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Conservation
Owner Federal
Historic Use Fishing facility or site
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Category Rustic

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 85001416
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Rustic
Nominator Name: National Park
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture, Conservation
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Event
Significant Year: 1930, 1932
Historic Function: Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Fishing facility or site
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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