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  • Passage Facility...

    salmon smolt (young)

    We serve as a Passage Facility for wild Spring Chinook, Coho and steelhead on their way further up river. All fish travel up our fish ladder; we then pass the wild fish through the facility to continue to upper reaches of the Warm Springs River.

  • Spring Chinook Spawning...

    spring Chinook salmon

    We will be spawning our Spring Chinook Salmon in mid-August 2020. Call the hatchery for exact spawn days and times at 541-553-1692.

  • 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.

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What's Hatchin' at the Hatchery?

Essential hatchery workers released 647,890 Spring Chinook salmon in the early evening of April 8th, 2020.

We have since pressure washed the raceways, put up shade covers, and will be splitting the 274,000 Spring Chinook fingerlings on station now to their final raceway until release. 

Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery working in conjunction with our Co-management Partner, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Bureau of Natural Resources is beginning a new wild Spring Chinook salmon supplementation program at the hatchery.

Our fish ladder is open and fish are returning. Since we serve as a passage facility, we keep the adult hatchery Spring Chinook salmon that return, but pass any wild origin fish above the facility to continue up the Warm Springs River (ie. wild steelhead, wild Coho salmon).



Recent Fish Returns

As of July 09, 2020, 454 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
Last Updated: July 13, 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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