Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is located at the confluence of the North Fork and mainstem Clearwater River, 3 miles west of Orofino, Idaho. The hatchery was constructed to mitigate for the loss of steelhead trout in the North Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributaries as a result of the construction of Dworshak Dam. The hatchery is co-managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, as a result of the Snake River Basin Adjudication settlement agreement signed in 2007. The Service and Tribe maintain existing production goals for steelhead and salmon, and continue working together to enhance fishery resources of the Clearwater River Basin. To learn more about us click here for a color brochure.
Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is located west of Orofino, Idaho. To visit the hatchery, turn off State Highway 12 at the Orofino bridge and continue one block north. Turn left and follow State Highway 7 about 3 miles to the hatchery. Visitors are welcome from 7:30a.m. until 4:00p.m. daily. Please call in advance for information about group tours and dates of hatchery activities.