Hatchery Tour

Tours of the hatchery are offered in two formats: Self Guided, using a provided brochure, and guided. 

Guided tours typically take roughly 45 minutes to an hour, and self-guided tours can vary based on our visitor's pace. Both versions will take you inside and outside, and they are all walking tours. The hatchery is suitable for wheelchairs and slower moving visitors, with ramps and an indoor elevator as well.  Tours are also suited for visitors of all ages. It is requested that all visitors refrain from climbing or touching any ponds, water, or any equipment. 

The tours will take you to various sight-seeing points such as: the indoor spawning deck, the lobby with dioramas and videos, outdoor adult holding ponds, the fish ladder, views of Dworshak Dam, the Northfork, and the Clearwater main stem rivers. You can also see Chinook fry raceways, Coho fry ponds and steelhead fry ponds. During certain times of the year, marking trailers are on-site, clipping adipose fins and tagging fish. Our pollinator garden is a beautiful place to stop and smell the flowers when touring the hatchery in the spring and summer months.

If you are hoping to take a guided tour, please call at least 2 days prior as appointments are required. (208) 476-2238.

Hatchery Tour Hours
7 days a week
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM