Spring Creek Hatchery State Park

Spring Creek Hatchery State Park is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, in southeast Skamania County, along the Columbia River. Spring Creek Hatchery is a premier windsurfing and kiteboarding site in the Columbia Gorge with views of Mount Hood from the shore. The park sits at the entrance to the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery which offers tours of the facility and other interpretive opportunities for visitors.
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Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park offers approximately 200 parking spaces, primitive picnicking, and six unsheltered picnic tables. There is no potable water or garbage service at the park. Visitors must pack out what they pack in.

Water Activities & Features
  • Fishing (freshwater)
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Sailboarding
Other Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Interpretive activities
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Interpretive programs and self-guided tours are available at the adjacent Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and on select weekends during spawning seasons.

In addition to touring the hatchery, visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing at the park. Wildlife that frequent the site include bald eagles, osprey, peregrine falcons, flickers, beavers, and many other small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Three species of endangered salmon are known to be present in this area of the Columbia River, an area designated as a critical habitat. These include the Snake River sockeye salmon, Snake River spring / summer Chinook salmon, and the Snake River fall Chinook salmon. Two species of steelhead that are proposed for listing as endangered also are present, including the upper Columbia River steelhead and Snake River steelhead. Many fish attempt to spawn at the waters of the National Fish Hatchery, just east of the park.
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