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Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • • The CDC recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Recognizing that most of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories and to best protect visitors and our staff, we've implemented a nationwide mask requirement. Masks are now required inside all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service buildings, regardless of vaccination status or location. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands.
  • • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.

Learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coronavirus Response.

The Makah National Fish Hatchery is currently closed to public visitation until this COVID19 restriction is lifted by the Makah Tribe.


  • Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

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    ALERT! Invasive zebra mussels were recently found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. 
    DO NOT DUMP THEM! Follow these Disposal Instructions to keep our waterways safe.

  • A Close-Knit Crew!

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    Marsha McGee knows how to keep things knitted together, be it families or hatcheries. The veteran Fish and Wildlife Service employee has served as Makah National Fish Hatchery’s de-facto Administrative Officer for 27 years. 

    Learn more

what's happening at the hatchery

Kids Fishing Day

The Makah National Fish Hatchery will be hosting a free kids fishing event on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  This event is in partnership with the Makah Tribe and other several community sponsors.  In addition to trout fishing, there will be several activities including:  Safe archery, arts & crafts, casting games and raffle prizes.   

Learn more...

Recent Fish Returns

As of March 23, 2017, 342 adult Winter Steelhead have returned to Makah NFH Weir on Tsoo Yess River.

As of March 23, 2017, 1,899 adult Coho have returned to Makah NFH Weir on Tsoo Yess River.

As of March 23, 2017, 3,013 adult Fall Chinook have returned to Makah NFH Weir Tsoo Yess River.

Fishing Rules & Regulations...
Last Updated: November 05, 2021
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