The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, Valdez

4.6
#2 of 7 in Parks in Valdez
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  • A great free place to see fish and sea lions hanging out. Great for a short trip. Make sure to take pictures of the water and the waterfall being it too. Go too far and you will hit a restricted...  more »
  • This attraction is free. It's a self guided tour. It shows the life cycle of salmon. We saw the salmon going back up the stream. There was thousands of fish there. Sea lions and pelicans were eating.....  more »
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  • A great place to see how salmon (pink and coho salmon) play such a large part in Alaska"s fishing industry. There are plenty of interactive displays that discuss the life cycle of the salmon, their importance to the industry and ecosystem, and the environment. Seeing the weir that deflects the salmon into the harvest area is beat, and there's always at least one Stellar Sea Lion hanging out at the weir feasting on some fresh fish. You'll see the salmon trying to make it upstream, the fish ladder, and a great view of the bay and Solon Gulch. A must-see when you visit Valdez.
  • Worth the trip! The pink salmon were running and the sea lions were feasting. Watching the true natural show the sight was one of a kind. Would highly recommend.

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