The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, Valdez

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  • My dad came up for a visit, this was one spot I took him too after a day of fishing silvers. They have s self guided tour, although it's not advertised well it is interesting, especially when fish are...  more »
  • This is a must visit for anyone and everyone. It is just an astounding view to see the salmon run and the dead fish on the river bed. This is life.  more »
  • We found this place when Bayside RV Park suggested a drive out Dayville Road on an overcast day. It turned out to be a great opportunity to see wildlife very close up. In addition to seeing the salmon...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I had true alaskan experience! Plenty of salmon, gulls and many other bird species do flock here, if lucky u can spot a 🐻 too!
  • 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.
  • 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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