Rose Creek Hatchery Hatchery
The Rose Creek Hatchery is a satellite facility to the Flathead Lake Salmon Hatchery. This hatchery boasts a 2000 gallon per minute artesian water source that requires no power to lift the 51°F water to its 20 rearing tanks. The 20 acres of land associated with this hatchery was purchased in the 1970´s for development of the water source. After some limited use in the early 2000’s, monies were directed for a 40” X 60” steel frame building with power in 2009. Construction was completed in 2011 with all internal plumbing and water treatment systems designed, tuned, and installed by hatchery staffs. In October of 2011, all systems were go and the hatchery went into full production. Rose Creek Hatchery currently rears Kokanee salmon, Arctic grayling, and West Slope Cutthroat trout. This hatchery is considered a remote facility with no public-friendly improvements or employee residence.