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The ODFW Visitors' Guide

Northwest Region | Southwest Region | Northeast Region | High Desert Region

Oregon is a state rich in natural resources. The many lands and waters open to visitors include 27 million acres of forest lands; 34 million acres of grasslands, high desert, mountain ranges, wetlands and urban areas; 300 miles of ocean coastline; 450 miles of Columbia River shoreline; 112,000 miles of rivers and streams; and 6,000 lakes and reservoirs. This variety of habitats enables thousands of diverse native and migrating fish and wildlife species to thrive throughout the state.

The continued health of these species depends on maintaining their access to the quality and quantity of habitats they need for water, food and nesting areas. It is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's statutory responsibility to provide the management needed to conserve the state's numerous fish and wildlife species, and to provide them optimum economic, commercial, recreational and aesthetic benefits for present and future generations of Oregonians and visitors.

As part of that Management responsibility, ODFW operates hatcheries and wildlife areas throughout the state. These sites provide some of the best bird, wildlife and fish viewing opportunities in North America. As you travel throughout Oregon, consider stopping at some of these locations to learn more about Oregon's fish and wildlife, and to enjoy nature's bounty.

Fish Hatcheries and Wildlife Management Areas

Northwest Region Northeast Region


Alsea Hatchery
Big Creek Hatchery
Bonneville Hatchery
Cascade Hatchery
Cedar Creek Hatchery
Clackamas Hatchery
Dexter Pond
E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

Gnat Creek Hatchery
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
Klaskanine Hatchery
Leaburg Hatchery
Marion Forks Hatchery
McKenzie Hatchery
Nehalem Hatchery
Oregon Hatchery Research Center
Oxbow Hatchery
Roaring River Hatchery
Salmon River Hatchery
Sandy Hatchery
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
South Santiam Hatchery
Trask River Hatchery
Willamette Hatchery


Bridge Creek Wildlife Area
Coyote Springs Wildlife Area
Elkhorn Wildlife Area
Irrigon Hatchery
Irrigon Wildlife Area
Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area
Lookingglass Hatchery
Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area
Power City Wildlife Area
Umatilla Hatchery
Wallowa Hatchery
Wenaha Wildlife Area
Willow Creek Wildlife Area
Southwest Region High Desert Region


Bandon Hatchery
Cole M. Rivers Hatchery
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Denman Wildlife Area
Elk River Hatchery
Rock Creek Hatchery
Winchester Dam Viewing Area


Fall River Hatchery
Klamath Hatchery
Klamath Wildlife Area
Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area
Oak Springs Hatchery
Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area
Riverside Wildlife Area
Round Butte Hatchery
Snake River Islands
Summer Lake Wildlife Area
White River Wildlife Area
Wizard Falls Hatchery

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