Cedar Creek Hatchery Visitors' Center
Construction of this facility began in 1924 and production started in 1925 by the state of Oregon. Various renovations have taken place with the most recent being the addition of 4 new fish rearing raceways and improvements to the pollution abatement system which was completed in 2016. Other renovations made throughout the hatchery have utilized the Restoration and Enhancement Program.. The purpose of this facility is to enhance spring Chinook, winter steelhead, summer steelhead, and coho populations for various coastal streams. The facility is used for adult collection, egg incubation and rearing of spring Chinook, fall Chinook, winter steelhead, summer steelhead, and coho.
Best time to visit: June – March for adult Chinook salmon and steelhead
Visiting hours: dawn to dusk; 7 days a week
Fish raised: salmon, steelhead and trophy-sized rainbow trout
What to see and do: Adult steelhead and Chinook salmon are available for viewing in the holding ponds from July through February. Trophy rainbow trout are on site from December through October in the show pond for the public to feed. Self-guided tours are welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call the hatchery to schedule group tours.
- Wildlife: birds of prey, fish, shorebirds, wading birds
- Facilities: camp host, restrooms
- Nearby: Hebo Lake offers fishing and camping opportunities. Fishing, crabbing and clamming in the local rivers and bays is very popular. The “Three Capes scenic drive” along the coast provides spectacular views and hiking opportunities. Mount Hebo, located 8 miles from the hatchery, provides panoramic views of several coastal communities and the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can also view eagles, ospreys, herons, cormorants and mergansers in the surrounding area.
Directions: Cedar Creek Hatchery is located 21 miles west of Valley Junction on Hwy. 22, and 1.5 miles east of Hebo on Hwy. 22.
Address and Phone:
Cedar Creek Hatchery
33465 Hwy. 22
Hebo, OR 97122