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Salmon River Fish Hatchery Open House

September 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Salmon River Fish Hatchery Open House

Sat, 23 Sep. 2023
9 AM to 3 PM

Join NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation as they bring back the popular Open House at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, NY. The day will include rare behind-the-scenes tours with hatchery staff; youth can practice casting with the Backyard Bass activity; and families can explore the new & improved viewing decks over the holding ponds, fish ladder, and Beaverdam Brook to see migrating Pacific Salmon. Several conservation organizations, fishing & hunting clubs, and outdoor recreation groups will be around the hatchery with displays and activities to provide info about their role in the Salmon River Corridor & Lake Ontario ecosystem.

Guests can also visit the Salmon River Falls Unique Area and its 110-foot waterfall only 6 miles from the hatchery. The path to the waterfall is a short 1/4-mile crushed stone trail with two observation points of the spectacular falls and scenery.

For questions about the open house & the hatchery, contact NYSDEC Environmental Educator, Betsy Ukeritis, at 315-314-0768 or r678ed@dec.ny.gov.
And for more information about the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, visit https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/21663.html.