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Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

Address: 7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-6877
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Ranked #14 of 34 things to do in Salida
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Evansville, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Having a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and loving fly fishing it was a no brain er. My daughter loved it. We were greeted by a nice Biologist who was originally from the Chicago area. He was very friendly and pointed out the ponds and runs and their explained their mission. Afterwards gave us some food to feed the... More 

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Henderson, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My kids love fish and we always have to check out the hatchery when we are around one. They have a large place with lots of little fish. The staff I spoke with was very friendly and informative.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our large family decided visit the hatchery on our annual vacation to Salida. The video was pretty neat and feeding the trout was fun too. Just don't expect to be there for more than an hour.

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Denver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Uncrowded on the day we were there in mid-Aug. Video presentation on the history of the hatchery and then the opportunity to tour the rearing ponds and feed the fish. Time well spent for my grandaughters (ages 9 and 11) both for entertainment and educational value.

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USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

There were two pools of small trout. Not worth visiting, but nearby is a small lake with wonderful views - a good spot for a picnic.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a large fish hatchery and provides walking on flat ground to view the various fish ponds and concrete fish containers. The hatchery person on duty was just wonderful - gave our granddaughters pails of fish food to scatter to the fish and spent time talking with us about how the hatchery works - he even gave us a... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Although we visited at a time when it's just as the 2013 season is ending, we still were treated to a most informative little talk from one of the staff as well as seeing a short video on the history and functions of the hatchery. Our group of 16 senior folks got a big kick out of feeding the fish... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The price was right, Free. the staff was awesome and very informative. Well worth the drive over! the kids will enjoy feeding the fish.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a fun little family see. the guide was welcoming and knowledgeable, and getting to see the fish hatchery was a real treat. feeding the fish is the best part for any kid - seeing the fish jump & the differences between the trout breeds makes for great conversation with the little ones. take 30 minutes, it's worth the... More 

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Kittredge, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We spent some time here recently and it was an enjoyable experience. A short informative video about the hatchery is worth a watch and it was quite the sight to feed those hungry trout! I'd recommend it if you have an extra 30mins in the area.

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