Willard National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region

Education - Experience Nature!
Columbia Gorge Information & Education Office
61552 State Road 14
Underwood, WA 98651



  • Call (509) 493-2934 or E-mail the Columbia Gorge Information and Education (I&E) Office.

Touring the Hatchery...

  • The hatchery is open daily 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • A self-guided tour is available at the hatchery, or staff can guide you through
  • Spring Chinook salmon juveniles and coho can be viewd in the outdoor raceways
  • Feel free to contact the hatchery at 509-538-2305 with questions

Educational Opportunities...

  • Salmon in the Classroom - students rear salmon ohtained from the hatchery in tanks, real life observation, learning and connections!
  • Stream Adoption - students learn about stream ecosystems, flora and fauna, water quality and more
  • Archery - a tool for getting kids outdoors and connecting with nature! Build self asteem, target practice and team builing skills.
  • Field Days - a variety of outdoor learning to include nature hikes, field identification, sense of place and more!
  • Schoolyard Habitat - outdoor learning spaces right at your school! Talk to us about getting started in your schoolyard.

Special Events...

  • Trail Daze - May 5, 2018; Columbia Hills State Park
  • National Get Outdoors Day - June 9, 2018; Maryhill State Park
  • U.S. Forest Service Goose Lake Kid's Fishing Day - June 23, 2018
  • Carson NFH Kid's Fishing Day - September 8, 2018
  • Spring Creek NFH Annual Open House - September 15, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Service is a partner with many other agencies in our outreach efforts. Often times a partnership allows an outreach activity or event to take place where it may not have if working alone. A partnership with the Underwood Conservation District in White Salmon, WA allows projects like the Jewett Creek Restoration Project to restore fish habitat and support education projects. Partnering with Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, the Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
and others allows the Information & Education staff to be more involved in diverse outreach opportunities.

Last updated: October 25, 2017
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