The Visitor Center and Fish Hatchery are located at the park entrance and are open to visitors year round. Here, exhibits tell the story of Warm Springs Dam, explain the natural and early history of Dry Creek Valley, and offer a variety of audio-visual and ranger-led programs. Displays in the visitor center focus on the culture of the Pomo tribe of native Americans - the original inhabitants of the Dry Creek Valley - and their way of life, with partular emphasis on their excellent basket making skills. Call (707) 431-4533 for additional information.
The Congressman Don Clausen Fish Hatchery is located behind the Visitor Center. Visitors can observe the operation of the hatchery and see displays which describe the life cycle of the coho salmon, steelhead and chinook. The hatchery was built to replace and enhance salmon and steelhead spawning grounds. It is a Corps of Engineers hatchery operated by the California Department of Fish and Game. Tours for large groups may be arranged by calling (707) 431-4533.
By Mark W - on Sep 21, 2021
We didn't even know about Lake Sonoma. But, the road kept going and so did we. Spectacular view from above. Boat launch area seems to be primary interest. But, you could also bring a picnic and...