The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife mobile
ignore
arrow  » ODFW Home   »  Resources   »  Visitor's Guide   »  Hatcheries
ignore
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Fish ODFW RESOURCES
Visitor's Guide
ignore

West MapThe ODFW Visitors' Guide


West Region | East Region


Lookingglass Hatchery

Lookingglass Hatchery

Lookingglass Hatchery
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

Lookingglass Raceways
Lookingglass Raceways
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
Lookingglass Kiosks
Lookingglass Kiosks
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

Lookingglass Hatchery was constructed in 1982 as part of the Lower Snake River Compensation Program (LSRCP)—a program to mitigate for spring Chinook and summer steelhead losses caused by the four federal dams constructed on the lower Snake River. Lookingglass is used to rear spring Chinook for the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers as part of LSRCP. Lookingglass Hatchery serves as an adult collection, egg incubation, and rearing and release site for the spring Chinook destined for the Grande Ronde River system. The Imnaha Satellite Facility is used for the collection of spring Chinook adults returning to the Imnaha River. Adults captured at the Imnaha satellite facility are transported to Lookingglass Hatchery. Eggs are incubated and juveniles reared at Lookingglass Hatchery. Juveniles/smolts are then transferred back to the Imnaha facility for acclimation and release into the Imnaha River system.

Best time to visit: June - September

Fish raised: Spring chinook salmon

2004 Lookingglass Hatchery Photos

What to see and do

Lookingglass Hatchery offers a small inside display area and viewing window plus information signs on the grounds. Adult chinook salmon are present during most of the summer.

Nearby: The Blue Mountains offer hiking, camping, viewing, hunting and fishing opportunities for area visitors.

Photos and Videos:

Directions

map to Looking Glass

From either north or south on I-84: Take exit 261. Turn right at the stop sign. Go to the third stop light and take a left on Hwy 82 (toward Elgin and Wallowa Lake). Travel about 10 miles to the town of Imbler, continue on Hwy 82 to Elgin (eight more miles).

When you get into Elgin, turn left on Division Street (Hwy 204 – Tollgate Hwy). Go over the railroad tracks to the first cross street, which is N.10th Street. Turn right on N. 10th Street and go to the "Y" in the road. Stay to the right of the "Y" and travel three miles to a stop sign. Turn right onto Palmer Junction Road. Travel another 13 miles then, at the next "Y" is the Lookingglass Hatchery sign. Turn right. The road becomes a gravel road for two miles

Address and Phone

Lookingglass Hatchery
76657 Lookingglass Road
Elgin, OR 97827
(541) 437-9723

Wildlife
Facilities
Birds of Prey icon
Birds
of Prey
Fish Icon
Fish
Freshwater mammals icon
Freshwater
Mammals
Hoofed mammals icon
Hoofed
Mammals
wading birds icon
Wading
Birds
Handicap icon
Handicap
Accessible
Restroom icon
Restroom
ignore
ignore  
 


About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | File Formats | Employee Webmail

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at: odfw.info@state.or.us
Do you want to enter your opinion about a specific issue into the public record? Contact
: odfw.comments@state.or.us





   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 12/16/2015 12:46 PM