The ODFW Visitors' Guide
Best time to visit: May - October
Fish raised: Chinook salmon and rainbow trout
What to see and do
At the hatchery: Marion Forks Hatchery offers a large pond where visitors can feed adult rainbow trout. Adult steelhead and salmon can be viewed at Minto Pond adult salmon holding facility June - October. See spawning chinook salmon in Horn Creek from late Aug. through Sept. Conifer forest provides good viewing for deer, elk, grouse, American dipper, belted kingfisher, osprey, bald eagle, blue heron and waterfowl seasonally.
Nearby: There is camping nearby in a U.S. Forest Service campground. Access to fishing on the North Santiam River and wilderness trailheads also is nearby. Detroit Lake is about 18 miles west and offers swimming, boating, fishing, lodging and restaurants.
Marion Forks Hatchery is located at milepost 66 on Hwy. 22. Minto Pond is located at milepost 36 on Hwy. 22.
Address and Phone
Marion Forks Hatchery
HC 73 Box 71 (Hwy. 22)
Idanha, OR 97350
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