Central Oregon is home to a stunning array of flora and fauna. At Black Butte Ranch alone, you can enjoy sweeping mountain views and picturesque scenery. From our Sisters resort, you can set off on countless adventures that surround you in Mother Nature’s beauty and give you a chance to spot the animals that call the area home. For a unique and educational experience, plan a visit to Wizard Falls, a local Oregon fish hatchery.
A Guide to the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery
Located in Camp Sherman, Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery is found along the Metolius River. Construction on the natural attraction took place in 1947, and it has undergone several improvements since then. The hatchery is a great place to learn about the life cycle of fish and the critical habitat that is the Metolius River.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., there is no bad time of year to visit this park-like setting. The purpose of the hatchery is the incubation and rearing of several types of fish for recreational fishing, like kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. They also incubate and rear spring chinook and summer steelhead for a reintroduction program in the upper Deschutes Basin. Be sure to read the interpretive signage to learn more about these species and their importance. While here, you can also see other wildlife, including wading birds, birds of prey, and hoofed mammals.
The hatchery is found inside the Deschutes National Forest. After your visit to this spot, spend more time outdoors hiking some of the nearby trails that’ll take you through the tree-covered landscape.
Spend Time Outdoors at Black Butte Ranch
Whether exploring an Oregon fish hatchery or whitewater rafting, there is no shortage of outdoor adventures to check out on your Sisters getaway. Booking your stay at Black Butte Ranch provides you with even more incredible things to do, all without having to leave the ranch. Things like biking, horseback riding, fishing, and more are right around the corner.
You can also enjoy the beauty of Oregon from the comfort of your vacation rental. Our spacious homes are found among the Ponderosa pines and Aspen groves. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the back porch listening to the chirping birds, or take in the beauty of the Oregon sky from the comfort of your living room. Call 866-901-2961 to learn more about our resort in Sisters or ways to save.