Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery Complex
56961 State Route 14
Cook, WA 98605
Fish Hatchery: Birding, Fish, Picnic, Science, Walk, Water Sports
The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery was a pioneer in the fledgling science of salmon propagation when it began rearing salmon in 1896. During the past 100 years, the facilities and the propagation methods have changed dramatically and research is on-going. Today, more than 9.4 million young salmon are released into the river or transferred to other sites for release each year. The Little White Salmon River provides the cold, clean source of river water in which salmon are incubated and raised for 6 to 18 months. Visitors can visit the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery to enjoy a picnic at a peaceful spot along the river; watch birds that include ducks, geese, osprey, and eagles; and see salmon returning to the place of their birth. The hatchery is open daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.