Coleman National Fish Hatchery
California and Nevada Region

Welcome to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery

Located in Northern California, the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH) is located along Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. We are responsible for the production of various species of fish, and our annual production goals totals over 13 million.

Return of Salmon Festival

The 2017 Return of the Salmon Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  This year we will be celebrating the 25th annual Return of the Salmon Festival and the 75th anniversary of Coleman National Fish Hatchery.

Primary Species

The primary species we produce are Chinook salmon and Steelhead, which migrate out to and back from the Pacific Ocean via the Sacramento River.

Recreation and Education

The hatchery is open for self guided tours daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk. Please visit our Hatchery Happenings page for more information on the recreation, education and events that are happening at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery.

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Also please don't hesitate to contact us for more information

Coleman National Fish Hatchery
24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road
Anderson, California 96007
Phone: (530) 365-8622
Fax: (530) 365-0913

The Coleman National Fish Hatchery facilities with Mount Lassen in the Background

The Coleman National Fish Hatchery facilities with Mount Lassen in the Background
Source: USFWS

Eggs used in the production of Fish

Eggs used in the production of Fish
Source: US Army Corps of Engineers

Juvenile Chinook Salmon

Juvenile Chinook Salmon
Source: USFWS


Last updated: May 4, 2017