Hatchery Detail


Name : Carson National Fish Hatchery
Province : Columbia Gorge Longitude : -121.976868
Subbasin : Wind Latitude : 45.872124
Operating Agency : USFWS
Funding Source : NOAA, (Mitchell Act)
Description : The Carson National Fish Hatchery, located 13 miles northwest of Carson in Skamania County, Washington, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and began rearing salmon and trout in 1937. During the 1950s, the hatchery began rearing spring Chinook salmon exclusively and now releases more than 2 million smolts annually. The hatchery also supplies eggs to other hatcheries
Releases & Returns
Hatchery releases of anadromous fish, within the geographic range of an ESU/DPS, are listed accordingly.
Province Subbasin Species ESU/DPS Released
in 2009
Returns to Collection
Facility in 2009
Data as of
Columbia Gorge Wind Spring Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 1,216,198 8 / 30 / 2010
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla Spring Chinook 248,380 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Little White Salmon Spring Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Carson National Fish Hatchery
2.Walla Walla River Spring Chinook Reintroductions
1.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007