Bear Creek Rearing Station is located in the mountains of Garrett County in Accident, Maryland. This facility was originally constructed in 1928 and raises Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Bear Creek receives fingerling rainbow trout from Albert Powell Hatchery and fingerling brown trout from Murley Branch Culture Station. These fish are cultured to catchable size and stocked throughout Maryland for put and take fishing opportunities. Approximately 10% of the fish are cultured to trophy size and stocked throughout Maryland to provide anglers with the opportunity to catch some spectacular fish.
The hatchery uses gravity
fed surface water. Water is drawn directly from Bear Creek and flows through
The original raceways
were constructed out of a dry river bed in 1928. Concrete was later added
to these raceways. As you can see, all water flows by gravity so no pumps
These raceways were
constructed in 1996 during a hatchery renovation and expansion.
This drum filter removes
particulates from the surface water before it enters the hatchery. Water
flowing out from the hatchery flows into a three-chambered settling pond
For more information concerning Bear Creek Hatchery, contact Ed Livengood at 301-746-8148.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401