Klamath Hatchery Visitors' Guide

The Klamath Fish Hatchery was originally constructed in 1929. Many improvements have been made since original construction. The hatchery produces legal and trophy sized rainbow trout, fingerling rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout for release throughout the Klamath Basin, Deschutes Basin, Umpqua Basin and the southeast part of the state. The hatchery assist with remote egg takes for wild rainbow and brown trout at Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoirs.

Klamath Hatchery

Best time to visit: May - October. Fish eggs and fry are incubated October – July

Visiting hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily

Fish raised: rainbow, cutthroat, brook and brown trout

What to see and do: Klamath Hatchery provides legal-sized trout to Klamath and Lake counties, and fingerlings for lakes from the southern Cascade Mountains east to the Idaho border. The hatchery produces about 3 million fish each year.

  • Wildlife: birds of prey, fish, freshwater mammals, songbirds, upland birds, wading birds, waterfowl
  • Facilities: picnic area, restrooms, trails
  • Nearby:
    • Nearest public campground is Kimball State Park 7 miles north of hatchery
    • Camp host
    •  Fishing is closed on the hatchery grounds but nearby Klamath Lake provides excellent opportunity to catch monster wild rainbow trout   

Klamath Trophy Trout
Feeding trophy trout

Directions: Travel north on Hwy. 97 from Klamath Falls. Turn left on Hwy. 62, heading toward Crater Lake. Proceed eight miles. The hatchery entrance is on the right.

Address and Phone:
Klamath Hatchery
46161 Hwy. 62
Chiloquin, OR 97624