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The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, Valdez

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery is located in Valdez. By using our Valdez trip builder, you can arrange your visit to The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and other attractions in Valdez.
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  • If your staying in Valdez during the Salmon run this place is worth visiting more than once. Sea Lions feed at high tide, Bears feed at low tide, and there are always birds and eagles around. We visit...  read more »
  • Was a pleasant surprise approach us to the farm of the broken Solomon, to few miles of Valdez. Input it catches your attention the hundreds of thousands of salmon which are trying to climb through the locks of the farm and others who are back in the same and look for his last breath in nearby coastal areas. He device of the farm makes that, by its instinct, them salmon climb until it plant, where them females are stripped of their ROE that will be incubated conveniently, as is explains in them panels that vas watching in the travel free and well planned that have for them visitors. Subsequently these fingerlings are returned to the sea at different ages, depending on the type of salmon. It is a way to repopulate the fauna salmon which, although it seems inexhaustible, the number of fishermen who come to Alaska to fish them, makes this necessary. Striking, as in other parts of Alaska, everything is designed to facilitate visiting tourists without bureaucratic or economic obstacles (free visit), resulting in a benefit to the community. We did not see the inside of the farm to come by the afternoon, or bears, but by notice posters, must be some regular visitors that at the time we visited the area must be tired of eating salmon, judging by the number of them you can pick up even with the hand... In short, a visit almost obligatory if you pass by Valdez
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  • We saw a bear on the way to this site. The setting was a good place to take photos! The exterior structures provided a fascinating way to learn more about operating a hatchery. 
  • 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.
  • No fish when I went, but supposedly it's very cool when there is
  • 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.
  • The Hatchery gets a lot of fish coming to the site. Seals and bears like the Place too.
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