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Elk River Hatchery

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Elk River Hatchery
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

The major portion of Elk River Hatchery construction was completed in 1968. In 1971 the hatchery intake and ten new ponds completed final construction. The purpose of the facility is to supplement natural production of Fall Chinook in the Elk and Chetco Rivers and Winter Steelhead in the Chetco River. The facility is used to collect Elk River fall chinook, to incubate eggs and rear both natural (N) and hatchery (H) fall chinook and winter steelhead.

Best time to visit: December - January and July - September

Fish raised: Chinook salmon and steelhead

What to see and do

The Elk River boat launch allows swimming. Outdoor interpretive signs explain hatchery operations.

Nearby: Camping is available at Cape Blanco State Park, nine miles north of Port Orford.

Directions

Elk River Hatchery Map

From Port Orford, travel three miles north on Hwy. 101. Turn right onto Elk River Road and proceed 7.5 miles. The hatchery is located on the left.

Address and Phone

Elk River Hatchery
95163 Elk River Road
Port Orford, OR 97465
(541) 332-7025

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