Alsea Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Alsea Hatchery was constructed in 1936 and is operated with state funds. Many improvements have been made to the hatchery since original construction. The hatchery produces both winter steelhead and rainbow trout. The facility is used for adult collection, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of winter steelhead, and egg incubation and rearing of rainbow trout.

Alsea Hatchery

Best time to visit: December – March for adult winter steelhead. November – March for spawning activity. Adult white sturgeon and rainbow trout are present for viewing all year.

Visiting hours: dawn to dusk; 7 days a week

Fish raised: Rainbow trout and winter steelhead.

What to see and do: The hatchery offers a stream scene pond, sturgeon pond, and trophy trout pond for public viewing, as well as an information kiosk, picnic area, and public restrooms. The Alsea River offers good fishing for winter steelhead and cutthroat trout. The lower river and tidewater areas offer good fishing for fall chinook. Guided group tours of the hatchery are available by advance arrangement.

  • Wildlife: includes birds of prey, fish, shorebirds, and wading birds
  • Facilities: camp host
  • Nearby: Several parks with picnic areas are located along the Alsea River. Camping is limited to the lower river.

From the east: Travel west on Hwy. 34 to milepost 43. Turn right and travel 3/10 mile on a paved road to the hatchery.
From the west: Take Hwy. 34 to milepost 43. Turn left and travel 3/10 mile on a paved road to the

Address and Phone:
Alsea River Hatchery
29050 Fish Hatchery Road
Alsea, OR 97324
(541) 487-7240