At the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor's Center, summer is when salmon abound! During the months of May and June, visitors have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning up our fish ladder the beginning of July and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and our outside decks provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Inside our Visitors Center guests can explore our saltwater aquariums displaying over 150 species of local marine life. We offer tours May-September where visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of Pacific salmon & the inner workings of our hatchery from one of our local guides. These tours are a fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!Put DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery into our Juneau travel planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
During winter our aquariums are available to the public by appointment only. Salmon product can be ordered by phone or email and shipped anywhere in the United States. The Visitor’s Center is available for rent November through March & makes a great event space for the holiday season.
Fall & Spring we offer educational programs. To learn more please call 907-463-4810.
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Reviews
Wir haben im Rahmen unseres Tagesausfluges nach Juneau auch an dem Besuch der Lachs Aufzuchtsstation teilgenommen. Für uns sehr informativ, da man die verschiedenen Stadien der Lachsaufzucht beobachte... more »As part of our day trip to Juneau we also took part in the visit of the salmon rearing station. For us very informative, as one could observe the different stages of salmon rearing. Also various fish in aquariums, which represented the surrounding habitat in the fjords and the Pacific. Of course, catching the ablaich-ready salmon is a highlight. Great short visit to the Hatchery.
It’s off season so we made a reservation and Amanda gave us a wonderful tour of the hatchery. We actually saw eagles and seals just walking up the ramp to the entrance. We walked inside and Amanda was... more »
This is a fun, quick stop to see the salmon. It's worth the time. There is a paid tour, but you can see tons of fish just along the shore. Have fun!
Great excursion and your. Happened to go when they were spawning. Great to see. Lots of bald eagles are around on the way there and all around the hatchery.
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