Castalia State Fish Hatchery

The Castalia Fish Hatchery has been in operation since 1870 in one form or another. Because it is located directly over a subterranean stream (known collectively in the area as the "Blue Hole" shown above) the water has been ideal as a cold water fish hatchery and has been owned by various groups and individuals over the years. In 1997, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife purchased  the 90 acre hatchery for $1.35 million and re-named it the Castalia State Fish Hatchery. This is the sixth state owned fishery and the first in North-central Ohio area and the only one that allows for the reproduction of  cold water fish. The 50.5 degree water provided by the area aquifer is ideal for raising rainbow/steelhead trout and it provides stock for many cold water streams in Ohio. The hatchery is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8am to 3pm. This is a beautiful location, well worth a visit. It also has a new covered picnic area that was recently added and plenty of walking, area around the cold creek road all the way back to the blue hole (one of several in the Castalia area) which is next to the hatchery itself. 


Entrance Drive into the Castalia State Fish Hatchery




Castalia State Fish Hatchery Page Updated: 12/25/2014 Main Page Directory

Home Page The Village of Milan On The Town Square Thomas Edison Birthplace
Milan Melon Festival Milan Public Library Milan Historical Museum Huron River Greenway
Settlers Weekend Edison Park Milan Cemetery Hoffman Forest Reserve
The Coupling Reserve The Milan Canal James H. McBride Arboretum Castalia Quarry Reserve
Dupont Marsh Galpin Nature Trail Restaurants of Milan Castalia State Fish Hatchery
Churches of Milan Birmingham School Park Antique Shops of Milan Schoepfle Garden
Old Woman Creek Sheldon Marsh Osborn Recreation Area Pelton Park
Resthaven Wildlife Area Edison Woods Preserve Historic Homes of Milan Milan State Wildlife Area
Erie Metroparks Places To Visit in Area MilanArea Site Map Cruisin on the Square
Photo Gallery Idaho Artwork Page Mid-Summer Antique Fest Eagle Point Preserve
Milan Weather Map Milan Area Links Milan Recreational Parks Sites to Visit on Net