Cle Elum Hatchery is .3 mi. s. of W. 1st St. on S. Cle Elum Way, then .8 mi. w. on Charter Rd., then .4 mi. s. on Spring Chinook Rd., following signs to 800 Spring Chinook Way. This multi-agency supplemental and research facility is helping rebuild salmon runs on the Yakima River. Utilizing an ecosystem approach, hatchery scientists experiment with different fish-rearing techniques.
Interpretive panels describe natural and human history and explain the decline of salmon and the role of the hatchery.