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Bonneville Hatchery

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

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Great For Families

Excellent fish hatchery to visit with kids,they have food you can feed the fish (will need quarters for machines), picnic tables and a wonderful little gift store with coffee and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent fish hatchery to visit with kids,they have food you can feed the fish (will need quarters for machines), picnic tables and a wonderful little gift store with coffee and snacks. They keep the grounds up well, and is very clean every time we have gone. They also have Herman the large sturgeon at the viewing area. Just a nice... More 

Thank C F
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I wanted to see Herman the Sturgeon and see what else Bonneville Fish Hatchery had to offer. So when happened to be in Cascade locks this was the time to go and check this place out. It was easy to get to. Just drove on I-84 to exit 40 and took the way to Bonneville Dam/Fish hatchery. And drove to... More 

Thank RSNN
Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Fish Hatchery at Bonneville Dam (Cascade Locks, Oregon) is a favorite stopping point with the kids as we drive the I-84 highway along the Columbia River Gorge. It is always amazing to feed the trout with the little pellets, then view the sturgeon pond and see those prehistoric water monsters make their way slowly past the underwater viewing window.... More 

Thank Nita D
Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I honestly thought this would be ho-hum but it's actually a pretty good setup with lots of fish. Seeing the huge sturgeon was impressive but the highlight is going back to the salmon section and watching the salmon jumping out of the water. Those fish are determined!

Thank mr_hand
Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Traveling east out of Portland with my friends on a holiday weekend, we had planned to picnic at the falls. But after taking the road to the falls and finding it slow and highly congested with foot and motor traffic we were greatly relieved to find oursleves back on the highway, but now even more hungry and in need of... More 

Thank jsrbk
Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Whenever friends are visiting from out of town I always take them to the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. I bring a few quarters for the fish food and we walk around and feed the Trout, Salmon and the Sturgeon. My favorite is the Sturgeon exhibit where a few really large and very old Sturgeon live. Lots of educational exhibits and things... More 

Thank VictoryVisionTim
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

They have 10 foot long Sturgeon....what more can I say?!? HUGE FISH. They have many hatching tanks and you can feed the rainbow trout is is fun for all ages. The landscape is peaceful and inviting as you walk from tank to tank. Great stop!

Thank AonMileFailte
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice stop to take a short walk to see the hatchery. Don't miss Herman the Sturgeon! You can take a self-guided tour. There are nice clean restrooms and a gift shop, so this makes a great rest stop on your way along the Columbia River.

Thank Rhonda C
Miami Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a raining day and the only ones there. It was self guiding so we just walked around and enjoyed the beautiful landscaping. The hatchery had a nice video playing that explained everything about the hatchery. Fed the Rainbow Trout in the ponds around the property. Saw some Salmon jumping at the locks getting ready for release.

Thank TerryMiamiFlorida
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have systematically avoided visiting this place each time we have been in the Gorge. I just thought it would not be anything I was interested in---and that it would smell all fishy. I was so wrong! I gave in this time and truly ended up enjoying myself! First, it's free. Second, the grounds are lovely, well kept, and there... More 

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