Four distinct runs of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River
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.