Wizard Falls Hatchery Visitors' Guide

Wizard Falls Hatchery was constructed in 1947. Many improvements have been made to the facility since original construction. The hatchery has a rainbow trout broodstock which supply rainbow trout to the Deschutes sub-basin and southeast Oregon. The hatchery is used for incubation and rearing of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout to provide for recreational fishing program objectives, and the incubation and rearing of spring Chinook and summer steelhead as part of a reintroduction program in the upper Deschutes Basin. Brook trout and cutthroat trout fingerlings are reared for the air stocking program on odd years. Kokanee salmon are spawned remotely.

Wizard Falls Hatchery

Best time to visit: All year. Best time to see Canada geese goslings is May – June

Visiting hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Fish raised: rainbow trout, kokanee, spring Chinook, and summer steelhead.

What to see and do: Wizard Falls Hatchery offers a park-like setting, display pond and interpretive signage. A platform for viewing fish in the settling pond is also available. Group tours are available by advance arrangement.

  • Wildlife: birds of prey, fish, freshwater mammals, hoofed mammals, wading birds
  • Facilities: camp host, fishing, hunting, picnic area, restroom
  • Nearby: The hatchery is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. There are abundant camping, hiking and fishing opportunities in the vicinity.

Directions: Turn north from Hwy. 20 at the Camp Sherman/Metolius Recreation Area sign. Either go through Camp Sherman or stay right on Forest Service Road 14 until the hatchery sign.

Address and Phone:
Wizard Falls Hatchery
P.O. Box 130/7500 Forest Service Road 14
Camp Sherman, OR 97730
(541) 595-6611