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  Valdez, a picturesque coastal town with a relaxed feel.
thousands of dollars in prize money each year. Young and old, all skill levels, the thrill of reeling in a recordbreaking
fish will keep you coming back for more. Solomon Gulch Hatchery presents a unique opportunity to observe salmon as they return to spawn. The hatchery is located across the port on Dayville Road en route to Allison Point. Completed
in February 1983, to ensure sufficient numbers of salmon return each year, the facility is licensed to incubate, rear and release 230 million pink salmon, and 2 million coho. With a concerted effort from
the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the City of Valdez, the Solomon Gulch Hatchery annually imprints and releases 105,000 king smolts from the Fish and Game Fort Richardson Hatchery. The Valdez Fisheries Development Association (VFDA) goals are to produce an annual return of 10 million pink salmon, 100,000 coho and 10,000 king salmon. The best time to view salmon at the hatchery is July through September. Bears, eagles,
sea gulls and sea otters can
be found feeding on the fish. Fishing is prohibited within 300 feet of the premises. Please respect all wildlife, especially maintaining a safe distance from any bears in the area. Bears are wild animals and can be dangerous.
Take the self-guided walking tour along the fish ladder and view how the hatchery spawns the fish. The self-guided walkway is open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., from May to October.
Everything you came to see & do in Alaska! Glaciers! Wildlife! Fishing! History! Tours! Hiking Whether you find yourself on land or sea, there’s always something to do here. Take a road trip to Valdez!
Valdez is the premier destination for winter sports in Alaska. Come challenge yourself on the Chugach Mountains. Experience heli- skiing, snowcat skiing, kite skiing, snowboarding and snowmachining. Unmatched beauty, terrain and snowfall like no other in the world.
Valdez boasts some of the most scenic and historic trails
in Alaska. Ranging from various lengths and difficulty levels, the trails are sure to please most everyone.
The Prince William Sound in Valdez is a premier fishing destination. Open year round, our waters are home to all species of salmon, rockfish, lingcod and some of the most accessible halibut in Alaska. You can drop a line from shore, take your own boat, or take a charter into deeper seas. Either way, you’re likely to catch enough fish to eat for dinner or fill up your freezer.
Valdez is home to the oldest fish derbies in Alaska, awarding
      Proudly serving Valdez since 1990
Full Line natural & specialty food grocer • Kitchenwares
Cafe • Espresso • Fresh Pastry Smoothies
Lunch Tue-Fri
 badge-check 50, 30 & 20 Amp Plug-Ins Available badge-check Unmetered Hot Showers
badge-check Pull Thrus • Super Sites
badge-check Dry or Tent Camping • Ice
badge-check Glamping Tents
badge-check Laundromats • Dump Stations
badge-check Telephone & Cable TV Hookups
badge-check Fish Cleaning Tables • Fishing Licenses badge-check And Views, Views, Views!
NO FEE CHARTER, TOUR & CRUISE TICKET OFFICE FOR: Columbia Glacier Cruises Fishing Charters Kayak & Heli-Trips
Stay in our cozy cabins!
 SEE 18 GLACIERS FROM YOUR PORCH! • Reservations: 1-800-553-7275 or 1-907-835-2373
Photo: Gary Minish/Valdez CVB

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