Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The Quilcene Hatchery is the 3rd oldest in the region, and one of the older ones in the entire country.
Current fish run information is available August through October. Dial the hatchery phone number shown above, and press “5” after you start hearing the voice message.
Covering slightly over 47 acres, Quilcene NFH’s main facilities include 39 raceways, each 8 feet wide and 80 feet long, three water intake structures (two on the Big Quilcene River and one on Penny Creek,) a pre-settling pond, a pollution abatement pond, a hatchery building containing the office, conference room, break room, and tank room, an isolation/quarantine building, and a shop building all located on the west bank of the Big Quilcene River.