Trask River Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Trask River Hatchery was constructed in 1916 to replace an earlier hatchery that was located three miles upstream from the present site. Many improvements have been made to the hatchery since original construction including a new alarm system, early rearing building, and a 40’ x 60’ pole building. Trask Pond was constructed in 1970 and Tuffy Creek was constructed in 1988. The hatchery is used for adult collection, incubation, and rearing of fall and spring Chinook, coho, wild winter steelhead and hatchery winter steelhead.

Trask Hatchery

Best time to visit: Fall and early winter

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

Fish raised: spring and fall Chinook, coho salmon, and winter steelhead

What to see and do: Trask River Hatchery has outdoor interpretive signing. Adult salmon viewing is excellent during the fall in the waters below the hatchery and in Gold Creek. Group tours are available with advance arrangements.

  • Wildlife: Birds of prey, fish, wading birds, waterfowl, songbirds
  • Facilities: Camp host, restroom
  • Nearby: Fishing

Directions: From Tillamook using Hwy 6: Travel East on Hwy 6  2.5 miles to Olson Road. Turn South onto Olson Rd travel 1/2 mile to the intersection of Olson Rd and 3rd street. Continue South through intersection onto Trask River Rd. Travel 1.5 miles on Trask River Rd to Johnson Bridge. Continue across Johnson Bridge onto Long Prairie Rd. Continue on Long Prairie Rd. 1/2 mile to Chance Rd. Turn East onto Chance Rd. Travel 2.5 miles to Hatchery.

Address and Phone:
Trask River Hatchery
15020 Chance Road
Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 842-4090