The Feather River Fish Hatchery is a significant part of both Oroville's past and present. The purpose of the fish hatchery is to help raise Chinook salmon and steelhead from the Feather River as well as help in the migration process. It also provides viewing windows (pictured above) that are fascinating for both families and fish lovers.
The Oroville Wildlife Area has written about the history of the Feather River Fish Hatchey from its beginnings in 1924. The Fish Hatchery also plays a key role in the annual Salmon Festival celebration that welcomes the salmon back into the Feather River.
The Fish Hatchery is open daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you want detailed information, you can call them at (530) 538-2222.
Learn what it took to build the Nation's tallest dam and California's second-largest reservoir by touring the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.
There are free movies to watch, exhibits on the California State Water Project, a 46-foot viewing tower with free telescopes, and information on gold mining and Native American history.
Activity: Morning Nature Walks
Don't miss the next Visitor Center's amazing Saturday Morning Nature Walk. Make sure to be at the Visitor Center by 8:45am. The walk will start at 9am.
Feather River Hatchery raises Chinook salmon and steelhead along the Feather River, just below Lake Oroville. An underwater viewing window displays migrating salmon or steelhead during the approximate dates of mid-September through June.
Visitors will enjoy their time at Feather River Hatchery any time of year, and be sure not to miss Oroville's annual Salmon Festival in September.