Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bonneville Fish Hatchery

I remember going to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Bonneville Fish Hatchery when I was a little kid a handful of times.  Last spring I was driving and found that I had a few hours to spare, so I pulled over at the hatchery and wondered around for about an hour and a half.

There were a bunch of rectangular, concrete pools covered with net.  The net is to keep the little fish from jumping out.

The coolest part is the sturgeon pond.  There is a section at one end of the pond that is underground with a glass window that looks into the pond.

There are a handful of fish food vending machines around where you can buy food and feed the fish.  I used it to coax the trout closer for pictures.

Apparently I didn't take as many pictures of the hatchery as I thought.  Maybe I'll go back and add more to this.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What next?

What Oregon location would you like me to write about next?

Fish Hatchery

 State Road 14 (actually, this is in Washington, but just barely)

Cornucopia Peak

Cougar Reservoir/Terwilliger Hot Springs

Blue Hole