Chesapeake Fish Hatchery

Driving Directions

From Mt. Vernon, take Highway 174 east 8 miles to the area.

Highlights

The hatchery raises a variety of warm-water species, including channel catfish, grass carp, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, and fathead minnows. Tours are available.

General Information

Southwest

Lawrence

417-466-3421

Owned by MDC

  • The hatchery raises a variety of warm-water species, including channel catfish, grass carp, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, hybrid sunfish and fathead minnows.
  • Tours are available.

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Highlighted Activities  Hatchery provides a variety of warm water fish. Species include: Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Walleye, Fathead Minnows, Grass Carp and Hybrid Sunfish  
Tours  Tours are available with advance notice 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Fish HatcheryaccessibleChesapeake Hatchery  The hatchery has 10 0.5-acre ponds, 13 1-acre ponds, 12 raceways and a large production building. 
OtheraccessiblePublic restroom in office building  Public restroom in office building available during open office hours.  
Parking Lotaccessible  1 parking lot (located at the Staffed Office/Hatchery Building) is disabled accessible.  
Picnic Tableaccessible   
Staffed Officeaccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Spring Chesapeake Spring and One Unnanmed Spring 1000000.00 # gallons per day Spring discharge varies throughout the year. 
Stream - Permanent Chesapeake Creek 0.75 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 11.00  
Forest and Woodland 66.00  
Other 41.89  
Total Area Acres:118.89 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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