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Bonneville Hatchery

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Address: 70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
Phone Number: +1 541-374-8393

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The coolest with meticulous landscaping

They have 10 foot long Sturgeon....what more can I say?!? HUGE FISH. They have many hatching tanks and you can feed the rainbow trout is is fun for all ages. The landscape is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have 10 foot long Sturgeon....what more can I say?!? HUGE FISH. They have many hatching tanks and you can feed the rainbow trout is is fun for all ages. The landscape is peaceful and inviting as you walk from tank to tank. Great stop!

Thank AonMileFailte
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stop to take a short walk to see the hatchery. Don't miss Herman the Sturgeon! You can take a self-guided tour. There are nice clean restrooms and a gift shop, so this makes a great rest stop on your way along the Columbia River.

Miami Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a raining day and the only ones there. It was self guiding so we just walked around and enjoyed the beautiful landscaping. The hatchery had a nice video playing that explained everything about the hatchery. Fed the Rainbow Trout in the ponds around the property. Saw some Salmon jumping at the locks getting ready for release.

Thank TerryMiamiFlorida
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have systematically avoided visiting this place each time we have been in the Gorge. I just thought it would not be anything I was interested in---and that it would smell all fishy. I was so wrong! I gave in this time and truly ended up enjoying myself! First, it's free. Second, the grounds are lovely, well kept, and there... More 

Thank agreenlawyer
Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This fish hatchery is an interesting place to visit. Various stages of the life cycle of rainbow trout and sturgeon are there to see. The visitor center could use a facelift.

Thank Elaine G
Moses Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped here on the advice of the gate guard at the Bonneville Dam. There is a gift shop with many interesting items and some good bargains. We walked the grounds and found it interesting about the work going on to keep fish in our waters. We thought we spotted Herman in the Sturgeon pond, but the first fish we... More 

Thank John D
Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My fly-fishing fanatic husband just loved this place. It's located next to the Bonneville Dam and is a lovely place to wander through the hatchery, the beautiful grounds and the gardens. We enjoyed the trout ponds with all the large trout and we were able to buy handfuls of fish food to feed them. Lots of hatchery beds are in... More 

Thank Ann622
Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautiful setting and grounds are immaculately kept. The ponds are full of salmon in different stages of development and really neat, especially the feeding time frenzy. The white sturgeon pond is very impressive as you can go underground and see "Herman" face to face. Towards the back you can see the salmon enter from Tanner Creek into the holding tanks.... More 

Thank Bev8789
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I spent about an hour at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. It is the best Fish Hatchery we have ever seen and we have seen close to 30. The Hatchery was very interesting and pretty as well. There are many tanks for salmon and rainbow trout, a Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center, many flower gardens, a salmon... More 

Thank M J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

At Cascade Locks, OR (exits north off I-84), this is a working hatchery that allows visitors to take a self-guided tour. There is plenty of parking. Sights include the incubation building, sturgeon pond (See Herman, the 75+ year old,10’+, 450+lb specimen swimming) rainbow trout ponds, the rearing ponds, the spawning room, and also the adult holding ponds. The visitor’s center... More 

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