Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery



Located on picturesque countryside in western Onondaga County, the Hatchery was originally developed and operated as a joint venture between Onondaga County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under a Works Project Administration Grant. One of only four county run hatcheries in the state, Carpenter's Brook has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1938 and produces 70,000+ Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout annually. Staff and volunteers take great pride in stocking over 100 miles of streams and 10,000 acres of impoundments with 100% of the D.E.C. recommendations for these waters. These efforts are necessary to serve the region with the state's largest per capita fish license sales and contribute significantly to local fishing-oriented retail sales of $4 million/year.


Carpenter's Brook features:

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  • Fish production for farm pond stocking
  • 2-yr old stocking program, producing 9-17" trophy fish
  • Seasonal fishing programs for families, seniors and special needs groups. Click here for more information.
  • An opportunity to explore nature in a quiet, country setting
  • Self-guided tour option. Download the brochure.
  • Small "fish themed" playground and public picnic areas
  • Volunteer opportunities including Trout Stocking, from late March to mid May. Call the Hatchery for more information or to sign up.
  • Brookside Shelter, available by reservation
  • An active Friends group dedicated to supporting the hatchery. Visit their website.
  • Trout Stocking Hotline - Click here for the weekly stocking report or call (315) 689-0003
    The hatchery's annual stocking run throughout Onondaga County begins in late March and continues until all fish are released. Anglers can call to find out how many fish were stocked in their favorite streams. The hotline will be updated every Thursday throughout the season and provide information from the preceding week. (315) 689-0003

Help the Friends of Carpenter's Brook...

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Syracuse artist, Tom Lenweaver will donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of "The Trout of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery" to benefit the Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery. The print is a compilation of his previously completed paintings of the three trout reared at the Hatchery. Available double matted and framed, as shown (13"x22") for $110 or print alone (12"x19") for $45.

For more information or to order print, email info@birdart.com.

Learn more about the Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery.

Thank you Bass Pro Customers...

On May 24, 2014 Onondaga County Parks and the Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery were happy to accept a check for $5,100+ from Bass Pro. Store customers donated a minumum of $1 at the register at Bass Pro in Auburn, NY.

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Pictured: Bob Ryan, Operations Manager Bass Pro; Mark Kratz, Fishing Manager Bass Pro; Mark Hettler, Friends of CB Treasurer; John Hluchyj, Friends of CB President; Rob Barber, General Manager Bass Pro; Bill Lansley, Parks Commissioner; Eric Stanzyck, Carpenter's Brook Superintendent

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

  • Athletic Fields

    Athletic Fields

    There are no designated athletic fields at CBFH but with over 20 acres of maintained lawn are there is plenty of space casual recreational activities.

  • Dogs Allowed

    Dogs Allowed

    Leashed pets are allowed in all areas of the park with the exception of the children's playground. Please help keep the park clean and pick up after your pet. There is a refuse pick up station located near the public restroom facility.

  • Fishing

    Fishing

    Go Fish! Public Fishing - Click here for more information

    Fish 'n Party - Click here for more information

    Time Out to Fish - Click here for more information

    Family Fishing Day - Click here for more information

    Grandparent/Grandchild Fishing Days - Click here for more information

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    Adjacent to the public parking lot is a large wooded picnic area with over 20 picnic tables and charcoal grills. The picnic area is available on a first come first serve basis.CBFH is a "Carry-in-Carry-out" facility, so please help us keep the park clean and beautiful.

  • Playgrounds

    Playgrounds

    A large fish themed children's playground is directly adjacent to the picnic area and near the public restroom facility.

  • School/Group Tours

    School/Group Tours

    With the help of our "Self guided tour brochure", available at the park office, school groups and individual can explore the workings of the hatchery throughout the year. CBFH staff is always available to answer additional questions.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

8am-4pm, daily, year round
(closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

Brookside Shelter is available to rent from mid-May - mid-October, 10am-4pm

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

Box 269
1672 Route 321
Elbridge, NY 13060

T: (315) 689-9367
F: (315) 689-6536
cbfh@ongov.net

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.