The Neosho National Fish Hatchery, located at 520 Park St. in Neosho, has re-opened after being closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
A spokeswoman for the Hatchery says the Visitors’ Center at facility was closed in March 2020 by federal order. However, during that time, the grounds remained open and employees continued to care for the fish and take care of other duties at the hatchery.
Hatchery hours are:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
The Gift Shop, which is run by a contracted agency, remains closed until further notice.
The Hatchery is not open for fishing except during several special events for children, veterans and senior citizens. Most of those are scheduled in the spring.
The facility is the oldest federal fish hatchery in operation today. It was established in 1888.
It is one of 69 fish hatcheries operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.