Juneau Wildlife Viewing
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

photo of Macaulay Salmon Hatchery area wildlife From late June through October watch salmon in the fish ladder at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. View them from above and through a viewing window. Inside the visitor center dozens of aquariums present a rich diversity of marine species throughout the year.


The fish ladder is a man-made structure, but to the salmon it functions the same way a spawning stream does.


  • Chinook (King) Salmon
  • Chum (Dog) Salmon
  • Coho (Silver) Salmon
  • Eagles
  • Pink (Humpy) Salmon
  • Sockeye (Red) Salmon


The fish ladder is open for salmon viewing in the mornings or evenings, even when the visitor center is closed.


  • Fee
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Public Transportation
  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible


There is a small fee for the guided tour and to visit the visitor center. Fish ladder viewing is free.

Plan to spend at least: 1 - 2 hours

Best Months

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  • Best Month June
  • Best Month July
  • Best Month August
  • Best Month September
  • Best Month October
  • November
  • December


The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and visitor center is three miles west of downtown along Egan Drive. Turn left at the first stoplight after leaving town and follow the road to their facility.


Macaulay Salmon Hatchery - (907) 463-5114 or http://www.dipac.net/Macaulay_hatchery.html