The North Nehalem Fish Hatchery was originally constructed in 1966. The hatchery replaced the Foley Creek Hatchery which was constructed in 1926. The facility is used for adult collection, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of fall Chinook, coho, winter steelhead and rainbow trout.
Best time to visit: late September – January
Visiting hours: dawn until dusk; 7 days a week
Fish raised: Coho and fall Chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout
What to see and do:
Wildlife: fish, birds of prey, songbirds, wading birds
Facilities: camp host, fishing, ADA accessible, restrooms
Nearby: Nehalem Hatchery is located between Nehalem Bay State Park and Saddle Mt State Park.
From Hwy. 26: Take Hwy. 53. The hatchery is located at milepost 8.
From Hwy 101: Take Hwy 53. Proceed 11 miles to the hatchery.
Address and Phone:
North Nehalem Hatchery
36751 Fish Hatchery Lane
Nehalem, OR 97131