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Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center

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Perfect for KIDS

Absolutely stunning place to take your family. This place is full of great things to see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Diego, California
Educational fun

You can learn about locks, fish migration, actually see fish, and enjoy a nice garden. It’s a might... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning place to take your family. This place is full of great things to see and learn. The folks there are beyond nice and it was beyond my expectations. Take your family and please support this non profit. They deserve it!

Thank Xpresso2am
Reviewed 21 August 2018

You can learn about locks, fish migration, actually see fish, and enjoy a nice garden. It’s a might as well if you are in the Columbia river gorge.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The grandchildren could not get enough of the underwater viewing area looking at the sturgeon and rainbow trout swimming by. Every child whom entered was in awe of what they saw. The view from above was just as good and seeing swimming sturgeon was very...More

Thank Conrad J
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop and learn about fish and their life cycle. The grounds are easy to walk and convenient for wheelchairs.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The entire hatchery area is a lovely, well maintained location. I wish we'd had more time to stroll around.

Thank L0ri101
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This attraction is good for all ages. Or older kids enjoyed learning about the sturgeons their growth and how they were taken care of within this facility. The movie in a building on the far end was incredibly informative about the salmon and how they...More

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Nearby, just before the entrance to the security leading to Bonneville Lock and Dam Visitor Center is a free fish hatchery of trout and sturgeon. Nice walkways and easy viewing in nice setting. Free parking.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

If you have the opportunity, you really should stop at this amazing fish hatchery. The trout and sturgeon viewing ponds are great. You can feed the trout. One of the ponds of sturgeon is something like you see on river monster's!!!! Grounds are beautiful, gift...More

2  Thank carolmJ1418TY
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I've been to several fish hatcheries but none with the English Garden feel of the one at Cascade Locks. Frankly, it's probably more of a tourist attraction than a real fish production facility, but it felt a bit like a Victorian garden on the rainy...More

1  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Huge, fat and safe from fishermen Herman is not alone but has other river occupants to keep him company , his waterery enclosure does seem a bit small for a sturgeon of this magnitude but I guess after 50+ years he has his tank measured...More

1  Thank aprildoornbos
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