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While most hatcheries are located in more remote locations Chapmen Creek Hatchery is only 10 minutes from downtown. They have scheduled tours but you are also welcome to just come and walk around. A great learning and nature experience focused on trying to preserve a...More
When my wife & I arrived at the Hatchery, a volunteer warmly greeted us and showed us around the hatchery. Later on, the manager arrived he invited us to help him by releasing the young coho into the river. He gave us a lot of...More
We loved our visit here. The very knowledgeable and experienced guide patiently told us all about this place and how it is run, and how salmon get imprinted to return to their familiar waters. Lots of volunteer effort keeps this place running. Payment is by...More
We stopped in with our three kids. Primarily volunteer run, someone was happy to show us around. The kids enjoyed looking at the fish in the large tanks and feeding them. Fall would be a good time to visit (spawning) but we enjoyed the path...More
Chapman creek walkabout the day before so stopped in to see the hatchery. Very informative young man walked us through the various stages, very passionatec about his work, enjoyed our visit, small facility, but making a difference, which matters.