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Visit Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery


Adult coho salmon return during October and November. Adult winter steelhead return from January through March. On selective days, during the return months, visitors can watch the fish being spawned. The staff at Eagle Creek is willing to answer questions and provide tours as we have time available.  If you or your group would like a tour of the facility, please call ahead to schedule this so that we can adjust plans accordingly and make time in the daily project list to be able to show you around and answer questions in more depth.

  • Hours of Operation


    Visitors are welcome all year. The hatchery is open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during winter, with summer hours being 6:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  

  • Driving Directions


    The Eagle Creek hatchery is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Portland, OR. The hatchery can be easily reached from I-205 via State Highway 224 driving east towards Estacada. One mile past the intersection with State Highway 211, turn left onto Wildcat Mountain Drive for 2 miles, turning right onto Eagle Fern Road. Follow Eagle Fern Road another 7 miles, past Eagle Fern County Park and continue up Eagle Creek on George Road. About four miles past Eagle Fern Park, turn right onto Rainbow Road and follow it for 2 miles, ending at the Eagle Creek NFH.

  • Contact Us


    34288 Southeast Rainbow Road
    Estacada, OR 97023


Last Updated: September 14, 2018
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