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The North Nehalem Fish Hatchery was originally constructed in 1966. The hatchery replaced the Foley Creek Hatchery constructed in 1926. The facility is used for adult collection, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of Fall Chinook, Coho, Winter Steelhead and Rainbow Trout.
Best time to visit: Late September - January.
Fish raised: Coho and fall chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout.
Spawning activity and adult fish viewing are available October - February. A covered indoor display provides information. Access to a fishing platform for steelhead and salmon angling is available for those with a Wheelchair License, Blind Angler's License, Disabled War Veteran Angling License, or Permanent Disabilities Permit.
Nearby: Nehalem Hatchery is located between Nehalem Bay State Park and Saddle Mt State Park. Umbrella Falls viewed from the hatchery property after taking a 1/8 the of a mile hike down a wooded trail. Fishing for the following species is available during authorized seasons when fish are present from the hatchery property. Winter Steelhead, Coho, Fall Chinook, Cutthroat Trout.
From Hwy. 26: Take Hwy. 53. The hatchery is located at milepost 8. From Hwy. 101: Take Hwy. 53. Proceed 11 miles to the hatchery.
North Nehalem Hatchery
36751 Fish Hatchery Lane
Nehalem, OR 97131