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Cascade Locks

Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center

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70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this incredible adventure. It's great for all ages. There's plenty to learn from the displays, or just walk and enjoy the quiet serenity. The sturgeon will entertain you either way! Free parking and no charge for this fabulous adventure.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do you really want to drive up the Columbia River to look a a big fish? Maybe if you are stopping at several different places along the way.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RobReno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never knew much about sturgeons, other than as a source of caviar. Huge guys! They grow fairly rapidly the first 4 years, after that only about 1/4 inch per year. Some of the fish were over 8 feet long. Amazing. Don’t miss this if you’re...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank elvid67
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

This is a stop that you will want to take if seeing live fish from trout, salmon, sturgeon.. For FREE!! Pets welcome on a leash. There is a gift shop with coffee & snacks. The beautiful sites are everywhere you look. There are picnic tables...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

I've never seen live Sturgeon and the ones they have here are HUGE! The interpretive center is excellent as you push buttons to hear the history.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Leona_running
Reviewed July 16, 2019

We have been to the fish hatchery a number of times and we all enjoy feeding the fish and the sturgeon viewing pond. This place has a great deal to offer a family with children of all ages. I will visit this site again and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank gmawlesa
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Wow there are some massive fish in this pond, Herman is 10ft long!!! Nice place to walk around on a warmer day- we had snow and it was freezing!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 854DP
Reviewed January 17, 2019

We enjoyed seeing the sturgeon both from the top of the pond and also in the underground viewing area. You get a better idea of how large they are in the viewing window.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank shnpan
Reviewed January 11, 2019

We went straight to the sturgeon viewing ponds and were amazed by the size of the fish. The glass viewing areas allows you to see them right up close. Would recommend for all ages, the young kids that were there were very excited by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pamhiker
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Learned about Herman as well as other sturgeons sharing space with him.. Fun to look around and get a bit of history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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