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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.

  • Spring Chinook Spawning...

    spring Chinook salmon

    We will be spawning our Spring Chinook Salmon in August. We spawn on Mondays...stop in to see the process on August 12, 19, 26.  Call the hatchery for exact spawn times at 541-553-1692.

  • Passage Facility...

    salmon smolt (young)

    We have had 337 adult Spring Chinook Salmon reutrn to the facility this year. We serve as a Passage Facility for wild Spring Chinook on their way further up river. We have passed 197 wild fish above the hatchery.

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Growing Salmon...

We currently have about 656,000 Spring Chinook Salmon in our rearing ponds. These salmon came from our hatchery (286,000), the Parkdale Hatchery (136,000) and Round Butte Hatchery (232,000). 

Currently these juvenile salmon are about 71 fish/pound in size. We will continue to feed and rear these salmon until their release in April 2020.



Recent Fish Returns

As of July 10, 2019, 337 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
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 Warm Springs NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring Chinook salmon is similar.Credit: Florian Graner

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