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Bonneville Hatchery

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Great place to take kids

Great to see the the fish and the sturgeon, we love coming here and checking it out, especially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gladstone, Oregon
So much more than I expected

Stopped in after looking around the Dam. This was more like a New England style attraction than a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop”(39 reviews)
“feed the fish”(21 reviews)
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70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
+1 541-374-8393
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I wanted to see Herman the Sturgeon and see what else Bonneville Fish Hatchery had to offer. So when happened to be in Cascade locks this was the time to go and check this place out. It was easy to get to. Just drove on...More

5  Thank RSNN
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went as a large family reunion group and had fun wandering the grounds before a nearby hike. The sturgeon in the viewing area are huge - my son was quite impressed! When we were there (late July) there wasn't really much going on in...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the the fish and the sturgeon, we love coming here and checking it out, especially beautiful during the fall when leaves are changing colors.

Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in after looking around the Dam. This was more like a New England style attraction than a working fish hatchery. It was so interesting and unexpected. Enjoyed walking around the historic structures and gardens. Also learned a lot about Sturgeon!

Thank dselmal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stopped in at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and were very glad we did. We saw beautiful trout and sturgeon being raised at this facility. The grounds are really beautiful and you are a stone's throw from the Bonneville Dam. This...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to watch the fish. So many different kinds of fish in the "nurseries". Beautiful grounds to stroll through. Gift shop. Paved walkways, plenty of parking. Free.

Thank Trenda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around on the grounds of this fish hatchery and saw all stages of development of the fish. The only thing that is impressive is the underwater window where you can see a very old sturgeon that is huge. Too bad there is no...More

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a great stop along the Columbia River Gorge My husband is a fisherman so we had to make a stop here. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and interesting this place is. It is a parklike setting with gorgeous grounds to stroll...More

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It was really nice to see so many salmons swim and jump in the water. It was especially fascinating to see them jump over the water. I felt sad for them because all the water gates were closed already to control the number of salmons...More

Thank Treebeard2005
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in the hatchery after hiking and driving around the area. I didn’t expect much and surprised by the amount of stuff there is to see. Loved looking at all the fish in large open tanks, particularly the prehistoric sturgeons. Nice walking area. Landscaped and...More

Thank timiniowa
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a huge fish person but I enjoyed this stop. There were a couple of places to feed fish, see a below pool view of fish including Herman, a 70 year old Sturgeon. The grounds were beautiful plus it had a visitors center, bathrooms...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Our family so enjoyed this place! There were 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 kids, 8,6, & 4. It was free to go see the biggest sturgeon we have ever seen. The rainbow trout were incredible too. You can pay 25 cents to feed the...More

Thank MarthaJ288
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