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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

3898 Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-7900
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Payson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are looking to escape the desert heat for a day, take a drive up to the Hatchery. Even though temps could be in the low 90's in the middle of July, sitting near the creek is a refreshing treat. Bring a lunch and picnic in the greenery. Hiking is available along several trails in this area too. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Made a day trip to get out of the heat and enjoy the cool fresh air of Payson. The Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery is always a must stop for us. The drive to the hatchery is beautiful and there are lots of great places to stop along the way to get out and play in the creek and enjoy some... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I will admit that I love fish, so a few of my friends decided to surprise me with a visit to this hatchery while we were spending the weekend in Payson. We were all very glad that they did. The scenery on the way to the hatchery was beautiful, and we walked around, viewing trout in their tanks. There's a... More

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Mesa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is just beautiful, the drive up follows a creek/small river and there is lots of exploring to be had. A Very simple trip, bring quarters to buy fish food, also bring a camera.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a nice place to go to learn about how they raise fish to supply the local lakes. The drive to this place was about 20 minutes on a windy dirt road and it was beautiful the whole time. Recomended place to pack a lunch and eat at one of the small camp sites on the way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Trophy pond out front w/ some HUGE rainbows, Brownies, I think I saw a Cutbow or two also.. Bring quarters for fish food to toss out, the kids'll love that. The hatchery runs up a hillside, and it's usually windy, but the views are pretty amazing and seeing how the trout are cultivated from fry to fatty is fun.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It was very cool walking around and checking out the hatchery however we went on a sunday so there wasn't anyone to guide us around and provide fun interesting tours but we still thought it was very cool to look at

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We like to check out fish hatcheries. This one is a little funky but still very interesting. Kids like to see these and it is in a nice location. They will learn about the fish they might catch, too. Don't plan the day around a visit-just drop by.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is definitely a place to check out! The fish were so neat to see by the dozens. Great place to take pics too. If you are a fisherman this is the place to see or even if you just have kids in general. The fish are big and neat to watch.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A great location and fun for the kids. They also have a sweet little gift shop. It is the worth the ride up the road from Kohl's Ranch.

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