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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Fish

Photo: its markings make this steelhead difficult to see from above.

A steelhead swims in the park's irrigation ditch.

NPS

Several species of fish can be found in the park. Carp live in the Mill Pond. Longnose dace, speckled dace, and redside shiners swim in Mill Creek and Doan Creek. There are also steelhead and bull trout.

One of the goals of the Doan Creek restoration project is to provide suitable habitat for steelhead to reproduce.

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.