Hatchery Detail


Name : Washougal State Salmon Hatchery
Province : Lower Columbia Longitude : -122.164848
Subbasin : Washougal Latitude : 45.651093
Operating Agency : WDFW
Funding Source : NOAA (Mitchell Act)
Description : Washougal Hatchery, located along the Washougal River about 16 miles north of the town of Washougal, Washington, was authorized under the Mitchell Act and began operating in 1959 as part of the Columbia River Fisheries Development Program. The goal of the hatchery is to produce lower river fall Chinook and coho that will contribute to commercial and sports fisheries while providing adequate escapement for hatchery production.
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 Klickitat Coho 2,503,299 5,877 8 / 30 / 2010
Lower Columbia Washougal Coho Lower Columbia River Coho ESU 237,000 5,877 8 / 30 / 2010
Lower Columbia Washougal Fall Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 3,067,999 6,786 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Skamania Hatchery Winter Steelhead (Big White Salmon River)
2.Washougal Hatchery Coho
3.Skamania Hatchery Summer Steelhead
4.Skamania Hatchery Summer Steelhead (South Fork Toutle)
5.Skamania Hatchery Summer Steelhead (North Fork Lewis)
6.Skamania Hatchery Summer Steelhead (East Fork Lewis)
7.Skamania Hatchery Winter Steelhead (East Fork Lewis)
8.Duncan Creek Integrated Chum
9.Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery
10.Fall Chinook
11.Late Coho
12.Summer Steelhead
1.North Fork Lewis River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Washougal River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Fish First ?Wild? Coho Remote Site Incubator Program
2.Washougal Hatchery Cooperative Projects ? Remote Site Egg Incubators in Clark County
3.South Fork Toutle River Cowlitz Game and Anglers Acclimation Pond
4.Washougal River Fall Chinook
5.Washougal Hatchery Chum Salmon Program
6.Klickitat Hatchery Coho
7.Klickitat River Coho (Outplant from Washougal Hatchery)
8.Washougal River Coho (On Station Release)
9.Big White salmon Winter Steelhead (Skamania Outplant)
10.East Fork Lewis River ? Skamania Hatchery Summer Steelhead Outplant
11.East Fork Lewis River ? Skamania Hatchery Winter Steelhead Outplant
12.Fish First Summer Steelhead Echo Bay Net Pens
13.Kalama River Hatchery Summer Steelhead ? Skamania Hatchery Transfer to Fallert Creek
14.Klickitat River ? Skamania Summer Steelhead Outplant
15.North Toutle Hatchery Summer Steelhead
16.Salmon Creek (Klineline Pond) ? Skamania Winter Steelhead Winter Steelhead Transfer
17.Skamania Summer Steelhead (Washougal River) Station Release and Outplants
18.Skamania Winter Steelhead (Washougal River) Station Release