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Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following if you visit one of our facilities:

  • • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick.

Learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coronavirus Response.

Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery is currently closed to the public. Please call 509-538-2755 for information.

Features

  • 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. 

    https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/01998/wdfw01998.pdf

     

  • Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

    zebra mussel

    • ALERT! Invasive zebra mussels were recently found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. DO NOT DUMP THEM! Follow these Disposal Instructions to keep our waterways safe.

what's happening at the hatchery

Feeding and feeding and feeding!

We are currently feeding approximately 8.7 million spring and fall Chinook! We'll release our brood year 2019 spring Chinook on April 12th, 2021.

Recent Little White Salmon Fish Returns

As of April 01, 2021,

zero adult Spring Chinook have returned to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.

 

Ten-Year Return/Release Information

Last Updated: April 06, 2021

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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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