Salmon River Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Salmon River Hatchery was constructed in 1975. The facility is used for adult collection, egg incubation and rearing of fall Chinook, coho and summer steelhead.

Salmon Creek Hatchery

Best time to visit: September – November

Visiting hours: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week

Fish raised: fall Chinook, steelhead and rainbow trout

What to see and do: There is an inside display area describing hatchery operations. Adult fish are present during fall and early winter. The facility is located in one of the most scenic areas of the Oregon coast.

  • Wildlife: birds of prey, fish, freshwater mammals, wading birds, songbirds
  • Facilities: camp host, fishing, picnic area, restroom
  • Nearby: Salmon River and its estuary offer fishing and viewing. Hiking is popular at nearby Cascade Head.

Directions: Take Hwy. 18 to Otis. Turn north at Otis onto Scenic Drive. Travel 1/2 mile and turn right onto North Bank Road. Proceed 1/2 mile and turn right at the hatchery sign.

Address and Phone:
Salmon River Hatchery
575 N. North Bank Road
Otis, OR 97368
(541) 994-8606