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Feather River Fish Hatchery

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 great fishing is available on Lake Oroville and several nearby rivers.

angler holding fish in stream
Successful steelhead angler!

Visitor Information


Open 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily

Phone Number

(530) 538-2222


5 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville, CA 95965


From Highway 70, take the Grand Avenue / Nelson Avenue exit. Continue east on Grand Avenue. Make a right turn onto Table Mountain Boulevard and continue S/B down the hill toward the river. The entrances to the hatchery are just before you cross over the river. MAP

Additional info

The Feather River Fish Hatchery is divided into 2 sections. The fish barrier dam, observation platform and underwater viewing are located on the east side of Table Mountain Boulevard. The underwater viewing windows are best for viewing fish from mid-September through June. The spawning room, hatchery and rearing ponds are located on the west side of Table Mountain Boulevard. Salmon spawning operations can be observed Monday through Friday beginning mid-September until mid-November. Steelhead spawning can be observed mid-December through mid-February. Fish are present in the rearing ponds all year. The annual Oroville Salmon Festival is held on the 4th Saturday of September at the Feather River Fish Hatchery and downtown Oroville.

Fisheries Branch
830 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 327-8840


5 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965
Phone (530) 538-2222
Email Feather River

About this Facility

  • Species
    Spring - and Fall-Run Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout
  • History
  • Trap Count Information
    When adult fish are returning to hatchery, information regarding species, number and sex of fish is reported and available to the public.

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