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Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Created: 2019/05/23 04:31 AM         Last Updated: 2019/08/23 04:31 AM

Attraction Details Attraction Name:Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Attraction Type: Tours

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Established in 1901, the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was one of several egg collection stations for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Clackamas Hatchery, near Portland. As the human population of the Columbia Gorge increased, heavy fishing pressure and destruction of habitat resulted in the U.S. government establishing a fish hatchery at this site. Today the hatchery raises more than 15 million Tule Fall Chinook salmon annually. The hatchery uses water from several springs located at the base of the adjacent basalt cliffs, recycling the water through a unique, oyster shell filtration system to conserve water and reduce pollution. Ninety percent of the water used in the hatchery's rearing ponds is recycled. The hatchery is also open on weekends in late August, September and early October, and from December through mid-May.

Attraction Contact Info: Company Name:U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Phone Number:509-493-1730


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Visitors are welcome weekdays from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery is located 4 miles west of the Hood River/White Salmon toll bridge on State Highway 14.