AAA Editor Notes
Erwin National Fish Hatchery is 2 mi. n. on SR 107 at 520 Federal Hatchery Rd. The hatchery produces 15 million rainbow trout eggs from three different strains each year for distribution around the United States. Artificially fertilized eggs are incubated in jars and are later washed and sorted for shipping to other hatcheries. Growing fish are kept in rows of concrete tanks. All phases of the fish-breeding and rearing operations can be seen September through March.
Also on the grounds is the Unicoi County Heritage Museum, with historical displays, pottery and other items of local interest.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.