Wildlife - Shasta Cascade Trinity

Return of the Salmon - The annual Return of the Salmon Festival has been celebrated at the hatchery since 1991 in an effort to increase outreach and visitor use. During this one day festival the third Saturday in October over 10,000 visitors are attracted to the hatchery. Many other organizations (Federal, State and private exhibitors) participate in this event with a wide array of information pertinent to natural resource issues. Visitors during the festival are treated to viewing large numbers of fall Chinook salmon returning to Battle Creek and the hatchery, and may observe all aspects of day-to-day hatchery operations such as spawning, egg incubation, and juvenile rearing.