You can learn how the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife raise Chinook salmon and rainbow trout at the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery. There’s also a large pond where visitors can feed adult rainbow trout.
The best time to visit is May through October.
There is camping nearby in a U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, but you will need a reservation most summer weekends. You’ll also find access to fishing on the North Santiam River and wilderness trailheads nearby.
Detroit Lake is about 18 miles west and offers swimming, boating, fishing, lodging and restaurants.
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Marion Forks Hatchery is located at milepost 66 on Hwy. 22.
Address and Phone
Marion Forks Hatchery
HC 73 Box 71 (Hwy. 22)
Idanha, OR 97350