McCall Fish Hatchery
McCall State Trout Hatchery was renovated in 1979 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to serve as a Lower Snake River Compensation Plan salmon production facility. The hatchery is on the south side of McCall on 15 acres of land adjacent to the North Fork of the Payette River. The hatchery was the first to be constructed, to "go on line", and the only hatchery dedicated to restore Idaho's summer chinook runs. The hatchery operated by Idaho Department of Fish and Game, rears and releases about one million summer Chinook salmon smolts annually.
The South Fork satellite is a trapping station, about 50 miles from the McCall FH near Cabin Creek on the South Fork of the Salmon River. Adults are trapped and spawned at the satellite and the fertilized eggs are hauled to McCall FH for incubation.