William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery5 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: N Reeve Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9072692000
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Not all the fish viewing needs to happen in the creeks and rivers. For years you could visit the Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery, but it closed down in 2011 and was replaced by the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery. This new facility is right next to Ship Creek. Salmon and trout are bred here until they are ready for the ocean, then released. When they’ve grown up into adults, they will return to the waters here in the Great Salmon Run. King salmon are bred between May and July, red Salmon from August till September. You will get to see them in their various developmental stages. Over a million fish are bred each year.
How to Reach William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
- Buses 8, 45 stop 3rd Avenue & Reeve WNW
- Drive to here.
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William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery Reviews & Ratings
They did a really good job with this. Very fun and informative. When we were there there was no baby fish. The tanks are empty. But that's what's going to happen at that time of year.
It could have been better. There wasn't anyone around to answer questions. I guess that's why it's free
Fun fun place. Great place to see the spawning salmon of all types.
Very informative and enjoyable place to see how hard Fish and Game work to keep the salmon population up and enjoyable for our future generations.
Informative, you would learn something about salmons and the popular sport fishing practice in Alaska, the best part was to see the salmons in the creek.