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“In the beginning...”

Bonneville Hatchery
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Love fishing in Oregon? Discover how it all begins on these pristine grounds on the Columbia River with self-guided tour (follow the fish painted on the sidewalks). Great information for all ages, whether you like to read all the posted information or watch a video. It was our first visit to a fish hatchery, so we were fascinated the entire time and could have spent the entire day at the dam and fish hatchery. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a very education and enlightening trip. We didn't get to see a lot of hatchery activities in action, so plan your visit when the teams are working. We are from Texas, so our dates weren't too flexible. Lots of friendly and helpful staff to answer questions. Great side trip after the waterfall trek on Historic Highway 30.

Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This Fish hatchery is on the Columbia. It was very educational and a beautiful property. The Trout and Sturgeon were huge!

Thank realtortothestars
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I have been to several fish hatcheries around the country but none as well landscaped as this one. It was fun wandering around the rearing ponds and the trout and sturgeon ponds. Got to see Herman, the 70+, 450 lb. + sturgeon. Picnic facilities are available on site.

Thank Gene K
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

i wish we lived closer so we could visit the hatchery at 'better' times.

when we were there in mid-june, there was little activity in the fish ladder viewing platform, except for those awesome/yucky lampreys that were piled a foot thick on the window ledge.

unfortunately, most of the tanks / ponds were empty. we only saw little babies.

the displays / exhibits are informational and easy to understand. the grounds are beautifully manicured. the sturgeon viewing center and trout viewing center are amazing and mesmerizing.

this is a great place to spend a few hours with or without children.

Thank dmc50
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The wife wanted to see the sturgeon so we made the stop. 16 footer was viewed. You see on fish hatchery you have seen them all

Thank M-F_Trackers
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