Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery

Florida largemouth bass fry (close-up)
Staff at Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery harvesting Florida largemouth bass fingerlings.
Native Fish in the Classroom - Paddlefish spawning workshop.  Outreach and Education events held at the Booker Fowler Fish Hatch
Outside raceways at Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery
Largemouth Bass fingerlings.
Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery Overhead view

About the Hatchery:

Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, located in central Louisiana, is the department's primary fish production facility. This facility produces freshwater sportfish fingerlings to assist LDWF Inland Fisheries managers with achieving statewide management objectives. Since its first year of fish production in the spring of 1997, the hatchery has grown 70 million of the 135 million fish stocked into public water bodies throughout the state.

Interested in visiting us?

Hatchery tours are available during March and April, Tuesday through Thursday (holidays excluded).  To schedule a tour, contact the hatchery at (318) 748-6914.

Contact Information:

10 Joan Stokes Rd.
Forest Hill, LA 71430
Phone: (318) 748-6914
Fax: (318) 748-6930

For a map to the Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, please click here!