Roaring River Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Roaring River Hatchery was constructed in 1924. Many improvements have been made to the hatchery since original construction. In 1987 and 1996 new raceway ponds were constructed to replace the original raceways. The hatchery is a mixed-stock facility, producing both anadromous fish and resident trout. The hatchery is used for rearing summer and winter steelhead from fingerling to smolt. The rainbow trout program involves broodstock maintenance, spawning, egg incubation and rearing.

Best time to visit: All year. November - December for trout spawning.

Fish raised: rainbow trout, summer and winter steelhead

What to see and do: Roaring River Hatchery as an outdoor display board and interpretive signing on the hatchery ponds. Rainbow trout weighing up to 15 pounds each are a popular viewing feature.

  • Wildlife: bird of prey, fish, wading birds, songbirds
  • Facilities: camp host, fishing, picnic area, restroom
  • Nearby: A Linn County park, about ½ mile away, offers picnicking and fishing on Roaring River.

Directions: Take the Hwy. 20 exit off I-5 at Albany. Travel east for six miles to Hwy. 226. Travel north four miles on Hwy. 226. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Drive and proceed seven miles. Cross the Larwood covered bridge, turn right and travel one mile to the hatchery.

Address and Phone:
Roaring River Hatchery
42279 Fish Hatchery Drive
Scio, OR 97374
(503) 394-2496