Dworshak National Fish Hatchery Complex is located at the confluence of the North Fork and mainstem Clearwater River in Ahsahka, Idaho, 3 miles west of Orofino, Idaho. The Complex consists of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, and the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery located at Kooskia, Idaho (managed by the Nez Perce Tribe). The Idaho Fish Health Center is co-located at the Dworshak Complex as well. Dworshak hatchery production is co-managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nez Perce Tribe. Click here for a brochure on the Dworshak Hatchery Complex. We are open year-round for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available by reservation only. Call 476-4591 or email us with your request. For more information please forward all questions and comments to us. To reach us by telephone, please dial (208) 476-4591.
How to get to Dworshak Hatchery Complex
To visit the hatchery, turn off State Highway 12 at the Orofino bridge and continue one block north. Turn left and follow State Highway 7 about 3 miles to the hatchery. Visitors are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily. Please call in advance for information about group tours and dates of hatchery activities.
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