|Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery|
One of the largest natural springs in Arizona, Williams Creek Spring provides the water supply for this national fish hatchery, the only hatchery in the world that produces the rare Apache trout. Guided tours of the fish hatchery and Apache trout culture facilities are available by appointment. V...
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery
|Description: Alchesay National Fish Hatchery is located in the picturesque canyon of the North Fork of the White River on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation at an elevation of 5,400 feet. Self guided tours of the hatchery are offered.|
Wildlife to Watch: A great abundance and variety of birds can be seen in and around the fish raceways and ponds. Bald eagle, osprey, common merganser, ring-necked duck, and bufflehead can reliably be seen here during fall and winter. Common summer birds include the great blue heron, broad-tailed hummingbird, rufous hummingbird, acorn woodpecker, and Merriam’s turkey.
Special Tips: When traveling through Native American lands, observe tribal regulations.
Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Size: 40 acres
Closest Town: Pinetop/Lakeside
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