Kooskia National Fish Hatchery

Near Kooskia, Idaho

Kooskia National Fish Hatchery does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Kooskia National Fish Hatchery is located in beautiful north central Idaho. The hatchery is operated by the Nez Perce Tribe on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and produces 600,000 spring Chinook salmon annually. In late summer, visitors can see returning adult salmon at the Clear Creek trap, or see their young being cared for throughout the year. The hatchery is located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, and tribal anglers often fish below the hatchery using traditional fishing methods. Employees are happy to answer questions any time, and can provide a tour with advance notice.