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Bandon Hatchery was constructed in 1925. Various renovations have taken place since construction and recent construction includes a new anadromous fish trapping facility, new water intake on Ferry Creek and new intake screens on Geiger Creek. The facility is used for adult collection, egg incubation and rearing of both natural and hatchery fall Chinook, coho, winter steelhead and trophy sized rainbow trout.
Best time to visit: October - February for adult coho salmon. December - March for adult steelhead. Year-round for large show pond trout
Fish raised: Fall Chinook, coho, winter steelhead and trophy sized rainbow trout
The Coquille River offers excellent chinook and coho salmon fishing in the fall. Wood ducks can be seen year-round at the intake reservoirs. Swallows are common May - September. Herons and kingfishers are common year-round. Picnic tables are available at the hatchery. Visitors can view and feed large rainbow trout in a show pond, and can observe the spawning of salmon and steelhead October - March, usually Tuesday mornings.
Nearby: Bullards Beach State Park offers camping, fishing and crabbing.
The hatchery is located about 1/2 mile east of Bandon toward Coquille, just off Hwy. 42S.
55212 Fish Hatchery Road
Bandon, OR 97411