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Bonneville Hatchery

Bonneville Hatchery

Bonneville Hatchery
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One of Bonneville's ponds in spring

One of Bonneville's ponds in spring
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Bonneville Hatchery Fishing

Bonneville Hatchery Fishing
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The Sturgeon Tank at Bonneville
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Bonneville Hatchery was constructed in 1909. In 1957, the facility was remodeled and expanded as part of the Columbia River Fisheries Development Program (Mitchell Act)—a program to enhance declining fish runs in the Columbia River Basin. The hatchery underwent another renovation in 1974 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) mitigation of fish losses from the construction of the John Day Dam. In 1998 construction was completed on the Captive Broodstock Facility for the Grande Ronde Basin spring Chinook supplementation program.

Bonneville Hatchery is Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s largest hatchery facility and has a diverse fish production program. It is used for adult collection, egg incubation and rearing of tule fall Chinook, adult collection of fall Chinook upriver brights (URB) and adult collection and spawning of coho. It is also used for rearing of, summer steelhead, winter steelhead and coho (coho egg incubation occurs at Cascade Hatchery). The hatchery has excellent egg and fingerling quarantine facilities that are often used to assist other hatchery programs in the basin.

Best time to visit: All year for display ponds. October - November for adult fall chinook and coho salmon spawning.

Fish raised: Chinook and coho salmon.

What to see and do

Display ponds offer a relaxing place to feed large rainbow trout and view adult white sturgeon measuring more than 10 feet long. There is a gift shop open during summer months. Interpretive displays are available inside and out, including an informational video and a viewing area to watch fall spawning activities. Disabled-accessible restrooms are available.

Nearby: Neighboring Bonneville Dam offers a visitor center with a fish-viewing window.

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Directions

Bonneville Hatchery Map

Take i-84 to exit 40. The hatchery is located about 40 miles east of Portland.

Address and Phone

Bonneville Hatchery
70543 NE Herman Loop
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8393

Hours

Bonneville Hatchery and Tanner Creek
Daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
November 1 to March 1: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 1 to October 31: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

The Visitor Center to Bonneville Dam is open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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