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at and near Quilcene National Fish Hatchery
Adult coho

The Quilcene National Fish Hatchery resides at the confluence of Penny Creek into the Big Quilcene River, just upriver from the Hwy 101 bridge. There is fishing below the highway 101 bridge and take restrictions depend on the species, time of year and section of the river. Click the following link to see the fishing regulations. Specifics regarding the Big Quilcene River are on page 19.


For quick and easy information on fishing regulations in Washington State (per body of water), download this FREE App developed by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife




NEAR THE HATCHERY: There is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Service parking (Discovery Pass required) just off of the Fish Hatchery Road turnoff from Hwy 101 (right side of the road just before the hatchery entrance). Head out on foot to the upstream side of the Hwy 101 bridge and you'll see the trail that starts under the bridge. This fishing access trail is about one mile long.


- End of Rodgers Street: Take here is a trail leading downriver at the end of the road on the north side (from downtown Quilcene)

- Fremont Ave: From downtown quilrail access at the end of this road.

Herb Beck Marina & Beach (link): There is a boat launch as well as public shorline fishing and hunting access at this location. Take Linger Londger Road out of downtown Quilcene. The Marina and beach is at the end of the road and there are a few other public parking spots along the way (shorline fishing at high tide).

Last Updated: June 18, 2018
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