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  • Fall Chinook spawning happening in October!

    Stay tuned for Upriver Bright Chinook spawn dates. 
    Orlanda_John@fws.gov or message us on Facebook at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery (official page)


  • Giving a Helping Hand to Pollinators

    mason bee homes

    Pollinator sightings have increased since we planted native flowering plants and created homes for Mason bees. Butterflies, bees and flies abound! 

  • Fishing Drano Lake

    fishing on Drano Lake

    Drano Lake is very popular with anglers. Check fishing regulations on the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife's website or pamphlet. 



what's happening at the hatchery

Fall Chinook spawning is on the horizon...

Fall Chinook are beginning to enter our ladder. Spawning will likely begin in mid-October. Check here and Facebook for updates.


Call 509-538-2755

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Recent Little White Salmon Fish Returns

As of October 10, 2019, approximately 860 adult Fall Chinook (Target species is upriver bright, but we also get a few tule) have returned to Little White Salmon Fish Ladder.
Last Updated: October 22, 2019

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These fish were raised at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. While we don't raise coho salmon at Little White Salmon NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring and Upriver Bright fall Chinook salmon is similar. Credit: Florian Graner

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