Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is located at the confluence of the North Fork and mainstem Clearwater River, 3 miles west of Orofino, Idaho. The hatchery was constructed by the Corps of Engineers in the late 1960’s to mitigate for the loss of Steelhead Trout in the North Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributaries as a result of the construction of Dworshak Dam. The hatchery is managed by the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. The Service and Tribe maintain existing production goals for Steelhead trout, Chinook salmon, and Coho Salmon and continue working together to enhance fishery resources of the Clearwater River Basin. Our fish are all anadromous, meaning they make a 500 mile round-trip journey from the hatchery to the sea, then back again to spawn.
276 Dworshak Complex Dr Orofino Idaho 83544 United States