The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, Valdez

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  • This might be boring if the salmon aren't running, but if they are, then this place is eye popping. So many salmon! They are stopped by the fish weir and "steered" up the fish ladder, so you can watch...  more »
  • Usual place of salmon, when we were there we only saw sea lions eating salmon and seagulls waiting for the remains. Impressive not only the number of salmon, but also the size of one of the sea lions that was there. Thanks for watching them eat.
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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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