Silverado Fisheries Base

Known as “the hatchery tucked between the grapes”, Silverado Fisheries Base is a great stop in Napa County wine country. An excellent supplier of trout and inland salmon for several Bay Area counties, Silverado Fisheries Base also has a casual picnic area for visitor use. Fall is a great time to visit and some of the finest wineries and eateries in the world are within short distance.

Silverado Fish Base staff and sign

Visitor Information


Open Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekends: Staff is not normally available on weekends. Weekend visitation is based on seasonal availability, please call ahead.

Phone Number

(707) 945-1237


7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558


On CA-29 southbound, turn left onto Oakville Cross Rd. Continue on Oakville Cross Rd. for 2.5 miles.  Turn right onto Silverado Trail. Hatchery entrance is 1.2 miles on the right hand side.

On CA-29 northbound, turn right onto Madison St. Turn left onto Yount St. Take the first right onto Yountville Cross Rd. Continue on Yountville Cross Rd for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Silverado Trail. Hatchery entrance is 1.0 mile on the left hand side. MAP(opens in new tab)

Known as "the hatchery tucked between the grapes," Silverado Fisheries Base is located within the world famous wine producing Napa Valley, and is the main fish distribution facility for the San Francisco and Bay Area region. Approximately 200,000 lbs. of catchable size rainbow trout are distributed from the hatchery into recreational fishing waters annually. Additionally, up to one million Chinook and kokanee salmon fingerlings are produced for distribution into inland waters throughout the State.


Fall is a great time to visit the hatchery, as seasonal fishery activities resume for the upcoming calendar year. Further, this is a time when the local community is undertaking the "crush", and grapes are being selected by local vintners for bottling. The nearby town of Yountville offers some of the finest eateries around, or you are more than welcome to pack a sandwich and take advantage of the casual picnic area at the hatchery.

The hatchery is open for visitation seven days a week. If you would like to request a tour of the facility, please call ahead to ensure we have available staff on hand to assist with your request.