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“Awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Solomon Gulch Hatchery

The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Valdez, AK
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Valdez
Type: Other
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Cary, Illinois
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a must see in Valdez. Watch the salmon swim upstream. We saw bald eagles and a bear along side the road. Excellent!!

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High Point, North Carolina
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“Great Place to View Bears”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Really cool watching the salmon swim up stream. Great place to view bears and eagles at low tide. Very nice places to stop along the road and sit and watch the water for all kinds of wildlife.

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Callahan, California
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“Practically in the pink there are so many.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

On July 20 the pinks were stacked up in the river waiting to climb the ladder to spawn. Boy will they be surprised! If you like to see salmon this is the place, and as an added bonus a brown bear comes down every evening with her 4! yearling cubs to fish, eat grass, and people-watch. One of our trip highlights.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Where are the fish? Last year there were thousands.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

So this July we went to the hatchery same time as last year. Not a fish. (But cute baby seagulls nesting under the bridge.) Last year there were thousands of salmon ... and sea lions catching them and tossing them in the air and swallowing them whole, head first. And there were crazy fishermen competing with the sea lions for fish.

Oh well, maybe they're still coming? or gone? How about next year.

p.s. right near the hatchery is the terminus of the Alyeska oil pipeline. It's well worth the short drive to the end of the road to see the oil tanks, maybe an oil tanker and, best of all, the 29 and 11 m.p.h. speed limit signs.

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Malabar
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“Seals Seals Seal viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The incoming tide brought the salmon and seals feeding on them. Although the hatchery was in full swing, the seals were an attraction. An awesome treat to watch!

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