WELCOME to the Virtual Tour!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service welcomes you to Hagerman National Fish Hatchery. We hope your visit will be an enjoyable and educational experience.
The walking tour will provide interesting information about our operations. There is a picnic area near the parking lot and Riley Creek .
Hagerman National Fish Hatchery has been in operation since 1933. in 1984, the hatchery underwent major remodel and expansion work as part of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan which was authorized to compensate for fish losses caused by the construction and operation of the four Lower Snake River dams: Ice harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite. As part of the Plan, the hatchery is dedicated to the propagation of steelhead.
The hatchery assists nature by assuring that an adequate supply of spawning adults will survive to continue the species. in hatcheries, eggs taken from returning adults are hatched and the young are raised to fingerling size before release in area streams. There they join naturally spawned fish and continue their life cycle in the wild.