Spring Chinook salmon adults

Fish Viewing

There are always fish to view on-site at Carson!

Depending on the time of year, you can see salmon eggs, sac-fry, or fry in our nursery (October-December), fry or fingerlings in the outside raceways (year round), or adults that have returned from the ocean in the adult ponds (May - August). We have interpretive signs throughout the hatchery to explain the various life stages at the hatchery. 

The nursery is only open during visiting hours, and you should be accompanied by hatchery staff. The outside raceways are accessible to visitors at any time.