Coursey Springs is one of nine fish hatcheries operated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Originally constructed in the 1960's this new state of the art facility draws water from the 3rd largest spring in the State of Virginia and produces about 500,000 catchable size trout (or 350,000 pounds). Coursey Springs is strictly a grow-out facility; no trout are spawned or hatched here. It receives fingerlings from the Paint Bank Fish Culture Station in Craig County, VA and grows them to advanced fingerling or catchable size. Although the hatchery has no formal visitors center, the public is welcome to receive a free guided tour, 365 days a year.
Last Updated: 12/16/2010 8:19 AM