Winchester, Oregon: Winchester Fish Ladder

Get nose-to-nose with frenzied salmon as they swim past below-waterline windows at the Winchester Dam.

Address:
NE Stephens St., Winchester, OR
Directions:
I-5 exit 129 (Winchester). Drive south toward the dam, which is on the east side. There's a gravel parking lot, signs, nice sidewalk.
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Fish Ladder in February 2020.

Winchester Fish Ladder

We were at the Fish Ladder in February. Unfortunately no fish migration in February, March and April. This was still very educational.

[Joyce, 02/28/2020]

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Winchester Fish Ladder

We enjoyed this stop at the Winchester Fish Ladder, and actually saw a fish!

[Pjamz5, 11/09/2018]

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Winchester Fish Ladder

Right next to Interstate 5 at Winchester, Oregon, you can see get nose-to-nose with huge steelhead and salmon as they swim past the below-waterline windows of the Winchester Dam's Fish Ladder.

Go across the narrow two lane bridge to a nice little diner that calls itself the "Best Restaurant By a Dam Site."

[Gordon R. Durand, 12/28/2002]

August 2017: Photo added.


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