The Hatchery display pond contains rainbow trout and white sturgeon. Rainbow trout are the inland version of steelhead and do not migrate to the ocean. White sturgeon are found in the Columbia River system including the stretch of the Snake River that borders the Hatchery. Some white Sturgeon can live to 100 years and reach lengths surpassing 10 feet! Adult sturgeon are bottom feeders that eat insects, crayfish, and shellfish as well as anything else on the bottom of deep pools.
The picnic area at the Display pond is great place to enjoy a quiet lunch after a fun day of touring the Hatchery. Visitors can check out the sturgeon, enjoy the relaxing shade, and listen to the gentle bubbling of Riley Creek.
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