Four distinct runs of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River
Next time you visit the Sacramento River, or any of the creeks flowing into the river, in northern California look for signs of salmon.
SALMON FESTIVAL — SAVE THE DATE!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21 at Coleman Fish Hatchery.
The hatchery is open to the public daily (including holidays), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult Chinook salmon begin returning to Battle Creek in September and large numbers of salmon are gathered at the barrier weir by late-September and early-October. The best time for adult salmon viewing is typically the month of October.
We spawn fall Chinook salmon from early-October through mid-November and we spawn steelhead and late-fall Chinook salmon from January through mid-February. Spawning typically occurs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, but you can contact the hatchery for information about spawning on a specific day.
Recreation and Education
The hatchery is open for self guided tours daily, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.