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Address: 7500 Forest Service Road 14, Camp Sherman, OR
Phone Number: 541-595-6611
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Beautiful walk

I loved visiting the fish hatchery, it was a lot of fun and a beautiful walk. I highly recommend visiting the hatchery, it is definitely worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I loved visiting the fish hatchery, it was a lot of fun and a beautiful walk. I highly recommend visiting the hatchery, it is definitely worth it!

Thank Lucysings55
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The fish hatchery program has been going on for decades and it's interesting to look at the small fish that are staged for either local release or they are taken to another hatchery. Would have been nice to have a ranger who could answer questions.

Thank cmonteFlorida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery has a great little lake at the end of the hatchery that has a wonderful large population of fish that have "escaped" from the hatchery and grown to very large size. It is fun to feed them and watch the water boil as they compete for the food pellets (available for a quarter from vending machines).

Thank Timothy D
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We did not see any wizards here, but we did see lots and lots of fish - mostly trout. This is a great stop for the river trail or you can drive to it. The "falls" by the bridge are fascinating and we got in the water here briefly to cool off. The hatchery is nice and shady, has good... More 

Thank Clark A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Every time we are in Central Oregon, this is a place where adults and kids want to go. Drive over a bridge with the Metolius river flowing with beautiful blue green water and you will be at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. The hatchery is in a lovely location surrounded by woods and the ever babbling river. The focus, however,... More 

Thank JoAnneEHR
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Not your average fish hatchery! Feed the fish (more fun than you think at first) we saw Steller's Jays, Belted Kingfishers, dragonflys, small birds too fast for me to identify, lots of information, beautiful location. There is a trail to the falls, but we didn't go there this time, but we will go back.

Thank Jody R
Salem, Oregon
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wanna see BIG fish? This is worth the trip. Special pond with a bunch of 5-10 lb. trout. Educational about how the hatchery provides world class fishing on the Metolius River in Central Oregon.

Thank secoinc
Sacramento, CA
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Worth a trip, and has great river trails. Lots to see there, and the employees are super helpful. There are plenty of exhibits and fish for the kids to see.

Thank LCnSac
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When in the area, always stop here to walk the grounds and feed the fish. Nice clean bathrooms as well. Beautiful views of the Metolius River from the bridge leading to the hatchery. Large holding pond at the back of the hatchery with 15-24 inch rainbow trout that can be fed by purchasing feed from many available dispensers. Great fun... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Wizard Falls is a lovely place to visit anytime but especially on a hot day. The fish always enjoy the food to be purchased at the pond. Great fun to watch them make a dash for it! The path around the pond gives a different perspective. Fortunate visitors might see a bald eagle or osprey in a snag waiting for... More 

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