Quilcene National Fish Hatchery has been in operation since 1911. The coho salmon we raise and release provide a resource for tribal cultural practices as well as commercial harvesting and recreational angling opportunities.
Located in beautiful Quilcene, Washington, Quilcene National Fish Hatchery is a popular tourist destinations in the area. We have a small one-room Visitor Center and the public is welcome to walk around the facility to see the fish ponds (raceways), fish ladder, fish weir, and the Big Quilcene River. Guided tours and school field trips can be arranged pending safety and staff availability. Call 360-765-3334 to check availability and to schedule.