The next time you book a stay at Black Butte Ranch, consider taking a short trip to the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. Located near Camp Sherman, Oregon, the fish hatchery provides valuable information about the critical habitat of the Metolius River, the life cycle of fish, and features some scenic hiking trails. Take advantage of this opportunity to feed the kokanee salmon and rainbow trout, learn about they Metolius River’s diverse ecosystem, and see more of our beautiful state from a different vantage point. 

Things to Do at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery

Only a 13-mile drive from the Ranch, the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery makes for a fantastic family outing. Their park-like setting is perfect for adults and children of all ages, featuring interpretive signage for those interested in learning about this Oregon fish hatchery. Otherwise, you can call ahead to arrange a group tour guide. That way, you’ll glean even more interesting factoids about the area and have a more inclusive experience. Their pond and platform are perfect for gaining a clear view of these fish in their natural habitat. Plus, kids love feeding the fish! Take a peek at the visitor’s guide for this fish hatchery in Oregon for more information on what to expect from this experience. 

Hiking Trails near Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery

You’ll find signs for the West Metolius Trail No. 4018 directly across from the hatchery’s parking lot. This particular hiking trail is excellent for people for families who want to be out in nature but aren’t looking for anything too strenuous. The pathways are smooth and even, and broad planks have been provided so that your feet won’t get too wet. Bond with friends and family members while reveling the gorgeous natural scenery near our Black Butte lodge. 

Oregon Rentals for the Perfect Family & Friends Getaway

Treat your loved ones to a vacation near the Oregon mountains where you’re bound to have fantastic outdoor adventures and revel in our state’s natural beauty. The Ranch features breathtaking panoramic mountain views and well-manicured fairways at our onsite golf course. There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities to enjoy at the Ranch, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and paddling. If you’re someone who prefers the finer things in life, we also host a fantastic spa, perfect for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Experience the wonderful state of Oregon to the fullest when you stay at the Black Butte Ranch. If you’re interested in making a reservation, please give us a call at 866-901-2961.