Near Hood River, Oregon
Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery Complex 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!
The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery was a pioneer in the fledgling science of salmon propagation when it began rearing salmon in 1896. During the past 100 years, the facilities and the propagation methods have changed dramatically and research is on-going. Today, more than 9.4 million young salmon are released into the river or transferred to other sites for release each year. The Little White Salmon River provides the cold, clean source of river water in which salmon are incubated and raised for 6 to 18 months. Visitors can visit the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery to enjoy a picnic at a peaceful spot along the river; watch birds that include ducks, geese, osprey, and eagles; and see salmon returning to the place of their birth. The hatchery is open daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.