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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 called 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.

Quinault National Fish Hatchery remains closed to visitors at this time. We will work quickly to restore visitation when:
  • Public access to the Quinault Indian Reservation has been approved by the Quinault Indian Nation.
  • Both the Quinault Indian Nation and Grays Harbor County have lifted all restrictions on group gatherings.
  • Please call 360-288-2508 for information.

    Features

    • Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

      zebra mussel

      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.

    • It's moving day at Quinault National Fish Hatchery!

      Quinault Indian Nation Hatchery workers move steelhead to a tribal facility (Credit-Ben Gilles/USFWS)

      We have had the Quinault Indian Nation's (Nation) Salmon River steelhead on station for about nine months and it’s time for them to go back the tribe's facilities! 

      Read More

    • Stock Exchange: Sustained Collaboration Produces Healthier Fish

      Quinault Chinook

      What do you get when two hatchery programs combine forces?

      Read More

    what's happening at the hatchery

    Fry are Being Ponded!

    The adult return is about over and eggs are hatching. We will be putting new fry out regularly through March.  Stop by to see the new babies in the raceways and tanks.

    Releases are scheduled to begin ealrly April.  Stop in to see the smolts heading out to sea. 

    Stop on in to see the visitor center and and what else is going on!  Call 360-288-2508 for more information.   

    Hope to see you here!

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    Recent Fish Returns

    As of January 22, 2020, 4,531 adult Chum have returned to Quinault NFH.

    As of January 22, 2020, 574 adult Winter Steelhead have returned to Quinault NFH.

    As of January 22, 2020, 3,214 jacks and 6,656 adult Coho have returned to Quinault NFH.

    Last Updated: August 26, 2021
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