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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

    During the current public health emergency, when possible, national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. However facility resources and events may be limited.  Check FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

  • 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. 



  • 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! 

  • We are pleased to have new RV volunteers this season!

    Karl and Judith will be joining us for April and May this season as new RV hatchery hosts! 
    Orlanda_John@fws.gov or message us on Facebook at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery (official page)


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Proposed Hunting Plan: Public Comment Period Open March 16-April 16, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to open hunting opportunities for big game and upland game on the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery (NFH or hatchery) in accordance with the State of Washington hunting regulations and the Little White Salmon NFH Hunting Plan.

We are seeking public comments on the Draft Hunting Plan and the Draft Environmental Assessment for Hunting at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.

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Recent Little White Salmon Fish Returns

As of November 07, 2019, approximately 13,461 adult Upriver Bright Fall Chinook have returned to Little White Salmon Fish Ladder.
Last Updated: March 25, 2020

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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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