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Bonneville Hatchery

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70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
+1 541-374-8393
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Very interesting

Interesting to see the progression of the fish as the get older and then released. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dan G
Amazing seeing nature in actiin

This was a fascinating hatchery with a variety of fish that you can see cultivated. The area is... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Vicki G
Winchester, Kentucky
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70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
+1 541-374-8393

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting to see the progression of the fish as the get older and then released. Lots of interesting information on the visitor center. Dog friendly !

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This was a fascinating hatchery with a variety of fish that you can see cultivated. The area is beautifully landscaped and the walk around the ponds are level and easy to traverse. There is a gift shop and instructional information available while visiting. This is...More

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It’s great to learn how fishes are hatched at the locks. Kids have fun feeding the fishes. Don’t miss the 70 year old fish weighing 450 pounds. There is also a neat gift shop.

Thank Krish C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Really fun family friendly place to stop and spend an hour or so. Don't overlook it - might not seem like much, but we really had a good time. Once you're done with the self guided tour, the gift shop was good - and we...More

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The hatchery is well laid out and makes for a great self guided walking tour, There were several volunteers on hand to help answer any question and to explain the life cycle of the salmon. One of the most fascinating things was to see Herman,...More

1  Thank trimic
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a nice quiet place to stop and get away from the crowds. It was extremely interesting and we enjoyed seeing all of the fish. The grounds are beautiful and worth a visit and the hot dogs were great as well!!

1  Thank Laurie912
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Be sure to go to this hatchery and to the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center nearby. You can see the huge sturgeon by standing beside their pool or walk down and see them underwater through glass. There are also beautiful flowers here, although the flowers were...More

1  Thank Susie G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We stopped here after our drive on Historic Highway 30. Its a great place to have a picnic and stretch your legs. Also you can walk around and see the sturgeon and trout - huge fish that appear to be well taken care of. Great...More

1  Thank SusanOly12
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fun stop for all ages. Depending in the season, there are several different pools of fish to look at. The main attraction is definitely Herman the Sturgeon. They have an underground viewing area to see him and other enormous Sturgeon in the...More

2  Thank Shelly B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was a fascinating introduction to hatchery practices (new to me). A brief film in the visitor's center explains the salmon life cycle and how hatchery personnel intervene to ensure survival. Stenciled salmon on the sidewalks direct visitors on self-guided tours. Ample signage explains each...More

1  Thank mvidro
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