Maramec Spring Park and Hatchery

Jump to the hatchery’s Conservation Atlas page, for full details, including directions, permitted activities, map, brochure, and regulations.

Area Information

  • Maramec Spring Park in St. James is home to one of four trout parks in the state of Missouri.
  • Privately owned and operated by the James Foundation, the park’s fishery is administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
  • The hatchery produces about 100,000 trout a year, and all are stocked in Maramec Spring Park. Montauk Hatchery hauls in an additional 40,000 trout each year. The fish are stocked at a rate of 2.25 fish per tag sold and are at least 12 inches in length.


  • The hatchery office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F
  • Check the PDF below for park fishing regulations and hours.

Directions and contact

See the area’s physical address, phone number, Google map, and email under Address Information to the right.

Fun to see, do, and learn

Facilities and exhibits

  • Disabled-accessible visitor center with exhibits and displays is maintained by The James Foundation (see link below).
  • Fish hatchery with staffed office
  • Disabled-accessible fishing jetty/platform
  • 48 primitive sites, 10 electric. Campground operated by the James Foundation (see link below).

Hatchery tours

  • Contact the Maramec Spring Hatchery office to schedule a tour for your school group or organization. Tours must be arranged in advance. Tours usually last around 45 minutes.


  • Kids Fishing Day, Girls Gone Fishing, Old Ironworks Day, Derby Day. See Events to the right for full upcoming events


  • Several park trails maintained by The James Foundation
  • Excellent birdwatching


Print-and-carry PDF helps you keep track of regs, hours, limits, and required permits.

Read more

Shortened URL