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The original portion of Fall River Hatchery construction was completed in 1929. Many improvements have been made since original construction. In 1952 the ten raceways were completed. The hatchery has a rainbow broodstock which supply rainbow trout to the Deschutes sub-basin. The hatchery produces legal sized rainbow trout, sub-legal rainbow trout, fingerling rainbow trout and provides rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout fingerling for air stocking programs throughout the state. The facility traps and spawns brown trout and rainbow trout at two remote sites.
Best time to visit: May - September
Fish raised: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout
Visitor facilities are very limited, but it's still worth a stop while traveling through the area.
Nearby: This hatchery is located in the scenic Deschutes National Forest close to major recreation sites and facilities. Fall River is just 12 miles long, but offers excellent fly fishing.
Turn off Hwy. 97 at the Fall River exit just past milepost 155. Drive west one mile to the "T" intersection. Turn left (south) and proceed one mile. Turn right (west) on S. Century Drive at the Thousand Trails sign. Continue west for six miles to the hatchery entrance. The entrance is on the south side of the road past milepost 12.
Fall River Hatchery
15055 S. Century Drive
Bend, OR 97707