The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, Valdez

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  • August 14, 2017
    Take a ride along the road that leads to the hatchery salmon season you will see hundreds of salmon and numerous seals intent on driving out.
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  • August 13, 2017
    There is a self guided tour with a lot of information. It is impressive to see so many salmon. Yes there are dead salmon too but that is nature. It is really interesting.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is the first time I wished I had brought a fishing pole. The hatchery is located across the harbor from Valdez. Although you can't fish next to the hatchery, you're just a few steps to a great sp...  more »
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  • November 14, 2016
    5 star for sure. This place is amazing. You can watch over the salmon is such close distance. All four of us liked this place so much that we visit the Hatchery four times within three days. We did not see bears but there are salmon group, sea otter and even four sea lions in distance. Especially if your visit is in the early morning, the fog makes harbor so pretty that you can make a post card with it.
  • January 8, 2017
    We arive during a salmon run. There were so many salmon that the hatchery could only take a small fraction of the salmon. The fishing was great. We used squiding hooks, since they wouldn't go for bate/lures. A brown bear walked along the fishing spot. It didn't even care about us (we retreated up the side to avoid him) and ate fish. After that, he started play around far away and chased seagulls.
  • January 4, 2017
    I had true alaskan experience! Plenty of salmon, gulls and many other bird species do flock here, if lucky u can spot a 🐻 too!
  • August 3, 2016
    Very cool to see the salmon and all the other wildlife they attract; sealions, bears, eagles. Also a beautiful view when you walk the trail behind it.
  • November 19, 2015
    Great place to see salmon trying to get into the hatchery to spawn. Did a tour of the hatchery 10 years ago or so, and that was interesting as well. Don't know if that's still available or not. Because of the many fish here, it's a good place to watch for seals as well. Have seen brown bears around too, so keep your eyes peeled.

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