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Address: 3898 Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: (928) 474-7900
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Built by wpa. Great to know where our resources come from. Very convenient. Bottom pond has very impressive fish in it. I'm sure they are used for egg production.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Built by wpa. Great to know where our resources come from. Very convenient. Bottom pond has very impressive fish in it. I'm sure they are used for egg production.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This site is well maintained and very interesting to visit especially with young children. The only down side is the time of operation during the summer. They close at 3 pm which means that you will need to get up early and leave the valley to see this location in one day.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place to see trout in a hatchery, easy to get to and great scenery around the hatchery. A good place to take kids.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful! Fun! And its free. If you bring your dog, he/she must remain in the car -so plan accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

so many FISH, the kids love this place, Its clean neat and very educational. Picnic there if you bring in your own food.

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There were no people around the hatchery to ask any questions so you are on your own to figure out what is happening. It is interesting though and worth the drive to see it.

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The hatchery is always a fun place to take the kids. There's a small museum there (check their hours), and lots of things to learn in there. The ponds are full of fish at different levels of growth, and it's interesting to watch them swim and eat. We always get a kick out of waving our hands to create a... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Kids would love the fish, this hatchery serves all Arizona rivers and streams with trout. Numerous tanks and a visitor center (we didn't visit the center).

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

loved seeing the different tanks with different sized fish, had a good time, the large tank had fish they were getting ready to load up and put into different lakes.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The hatchery is an educational and family-friendly activity that we highly recommend. Bring some quarters for the fish food, because it is a lot of fun for the kids to feed the fish! The last time we were at the hatchery, we saw a Bald Eagle in one of the trees (I will post a picture). It is a scenic... More 

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Address: 3898 Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: (928) 474-7900
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson

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