Great Location

Columbia River Gorge Vista

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a beautiful location for photographers. There are stunning vistas, depending on the year wildflowers, waterfalls and it’s easy to visit both sides of the river in Oregon and Washington.

One site that is worth a visit is the Bonneville Hatchery. It is run by The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They raise Chinook and Coho Salmon.

The display ponds are set up so you can feed large rainbow trout. The trout are not raised at the hatchery brought in for people’s enjoyment. One of the outdoor pawns have young white
sturgeon in it, and there is a viewing center we can view the sturgeon underwater. It also contains Herman the Sturgeon, who is approximately 10 feet long, 500 pounds and is over 45 years old.

White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) is North America’s largest fish. Their skeletons are made of cartilage and instead of scales that covered bony plates. The young white sturgeon feed on mollusks and small invertebrates and the adults feed primarily on fish.

Many species of birds can be found including birds of prey, songbirds, waterfowl, and wading birds.