Klamath Fish Hatchery

Klamath Fish Hatchery (HM24Z9)

Location: Chiloquin, OR 97624 Klamath County
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N 42° 39.027', W 121° 56.836'

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Welcome!Your Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to find out about what we do here to ensure the future of our state's fish resources.

A Brief History
1920s - the Oregon State Game Commission began raising trout in sections of Crooked Creek with land and water leased from Klamath Indian Reservation.

1930s - the main buildings and wooden ponds were built by the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

1940s and 1950s - cement ponds and additional buildings were added. The hatchery property was also purchased in this time period.

The hatchery is now operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Annual production is approximately 3 million fish; species raised are rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, and coho salmon. Water for the hatchery comes from the dozen hillside springs which form Crooked Creek. These springs run a constant volume and temperature (45° and 49° F) year-round to supply the fish ponds and hatchery buildings.
Fish eggs and fry are incubated in the hatchery building from late October through July. The fish are moved to the outside ponds and fed there until reared to the proper size.

Where the Fish Go
The hatchery provides legal-sized trout to Klamath and

Lake Counties, and fingerlings for lakes from the southern Cascade mountains all the way to the east side of Steens Mountain. Klamath Hatchery is also known as an "exotic trout" hatchery, raising "desert adapted" cutthroat trout for the warm, alkaline waters of S.E. Oregon, and native rainbow trout from the Willamette River for the Klamath Basin.

Liberation by truck occurs in the spring and summer months. Some fish are also released by helicopter into lakes in the Cascade Mountains' Wilderness Areas.
HM NumberHM24Z9
Placed ByOregon Fish and Wildlife
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 586291 N 4722536
Decimal Degrees42.65045000, -121.94726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.027', W 121° 56.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 1.6200000000001" N, 121° 56' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 46161 Hwy 62, Chiloquin OR 97624, US
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