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Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following if you visit one of our facilities:

  • • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick.

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.

Features

  • 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: April 06, 2021
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