14041 Wind River Hwy, Carson Washington 98610
The hatchery is located at the confluence of Tyee Creek and Wind River about 14 miles from the Columbia River.
Carson National Fish Hatchery, built by the CCC, began raising salmon and trout in 1937. During the 1950's, the hatchery began raising spring chinook salmon exclusively. Today Carson releases over 2 million smolts annually and supplies eggs to other hatcheries.
The hatchery is open to the public 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. The best time to visit is May through August when large adult salmon are in the holding ponds. Call for information on group tours, lectures of fish culture, and dates of activities.
Conducted tours and lectures on fish culture may be arranged.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Portland) A & B Pro Guides and Charters
(Hood River) Adventure Out
(Portland) Barbur Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(Carson) Carson National Fish Hatchery
(Cascade Locks) Cascade Fish Hatchery
(Vancouver) Cascade Park Animal Hospital
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12/13 Coming to The Carson area
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.