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Feather River Fish Hatchery
Off Table Mountain BLVD. at
Feather River Crossing
Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to Sundown Daily
Tours: 534-2436

When Oroville Darn was built, many miles of spawning grounds were no longer accessible to salmon and steel head trout returning to their home stream to spawn. To balance for this loss, the Department. of Fish &
Game and Department. of Water Resources opened this state-of-the art facility.

The hatchery can comprise 9,000 adult salmon and 2,000 adult steel head. The incubators can hold 20 million eggs, and 9.6 million finger lings can be reared in the eight concrete raceways. During their June Spring-run and the Fall-run September-November, the fish can be seen jumping the ladder-like steps leading to the gathering tanks.

If you've never observed this life cycle, try to find time to come and visit the Feather River Fish Hatchery



For more information, please feel free to contact us at:

Oroville City Hall
1735 Montgomery Street
Oroville, California 95965
Fax (530) 538-2468

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