Clackamas Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Clackamas Hatchery began operation in 1979 and is used for adult collection, egg incubation and rearing of spring Chinook and winter steelhead, rearing of coho and acclimation of summer steelhead.

Clackamas Hatchery

Best time to visit: late spring - early fall. Adult spring Chinook salmon are present June – October and adult winter steelhead are present March-April

Visiting hours: Visitor's Center is open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; Hatchery grounds are open during daylight hours.

Fish raised: spring Chinook salmon,winter steelhead and Coho

What to see and do: The hatchery has an inside display area and viewing window into the incubation room.

  • Wildlife: birds of prey, fish, wading birds, waterfowl
  • Facilities: boat ramp, campground, ADA accessible restroom, trails
  • Nearby: McIver State Park offers hiking, camping, picnicking, horse trails and fishing access. There is a year-round day use fee in the park. However, if you’re only visiting the hatchery, no parking pass is necessary.

Directions: Clackamas Hatchery is located on the Clackamas River in McIver State Park, 6 miles west of the city of Estacada, Oregon.

Address and Phone:
Clackamas Hatchery
24500 S. Entrance Road
Estacada, OR 97023
(503) 630-7210