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Rock Creek Hatchery

Rock Creek Hatchery

Rock Creek Hatchery
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Spring Chinook

Spring Chinook
- Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout
-Photo by Jim Yuskavitch, ODFW-

The present facility was constructed in 1925, across the North Umpqua River from an earlier trout hatchery built in 1920. The hatchery was closed in 1975 due to low stream flows and high water temperatures, and was reopened in 1979 after extensive reconstruction. In 2012 a state of the art fish passage ladder was completed. It included also a fish video window for Rock Creek basin fish inventory and a fish trap facility. The hatchery produces fall and spring Chinook, coho, summer and winter steelhead, and rainbow trout. The facility is used for adult collection, spawning, incubation, and rearing of Chinook, coho, steelhead, and rainbow trout.

Best time to visit: All year.

Fish raised: Spring chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout.

What to see and do

Adult fish may be observed in natural holding pools. Visitors may feed large rainbow trout. There is a disabled-accessible trail to a viewing deck and interpretive signing.

Nearby: Umpqua National Forest, Crater Lake National Park, Diamond Lake, and the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

Directions

map to Rock Creek Hatchery

From I-5: Take Hwy. 138 to Idleyld Park. Turn left on Rock Creek Road and travel 1/2 mile to McCarn Land. The hatchery is on the left.

From Hwy. 97: Take Hwy. 138 for 83 miles to Idleyld Park. Turn right on Rock Creek Road and travel 1/2 mile to McCarn Lane. The hatchery is on the right.

Address and Phone

Rock Creek Hatchery
425 McCarn Lane
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
(541) 496-3484

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