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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?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.