- Fisheries Restoration Grants
- Coho Salmon
- Chinook Salmon
- Heritage and Wild Trout
830 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Visit Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery
Open every day (including holidays), 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Located about 2 miles east of Clements. From Highway 12, turn north on McIntire Road. At the end of McIntire Road, turn right and follow the road straight until entering the Hatchery’s parking lot located at the base of Camanche Dam at 25800 North McIntire Road, Clements, CA 95227.
- Formal Tours
Group tours are offered to schools, clubs, scouts, and other organized groups looking for an educational experience. To schedule a tour, call (209) 759-3383, at least two weeks in advance.
- chinook salmon and steelhead trout biology
- purpose and operation of the hatchery
- importance of watersheds preservation
- Self Guided Tours
Follow the fish trail to see all the hatchery highlights: the Mokelumne River, the fish ladder, the hatchery building, and the raceways. Fish food is available for visitors to feed the salmon and steelhead in the raceways. Picnic tables and restrooms are available. During spawning seasons, visitors can watch the artificial spawning process through a viewing window (call ahead to be sure it's a spawning day).
- When to see Chinook Salmon Spawning
Mid-October to late December
- When to see Steelhead Trout Spawning
December to March