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Address: Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760-648-7334
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Description: The entry point for millions of trout eggs, this is one of the main...
The entry point for millions of trout eggs, this is one of the main hatcheries in California's fish-stocking program.
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Here fishy fishy!

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery is located right off 395, near the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. We arrived at 3:45pm and the hatchery closes at 4. Oops, better hurry! The holding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Gardena, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasure to see how some of my money spent on fishing licenses were put to use. The trout range from small to well over a foot long. Biggest ones I saw all throughout the trip! Ha ha! The kids had a blast feeding the trout. Bring lots of quarters, mine found it fun to take the whole... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the creek and the fishing opportunities. My husband used to come here with his family when growing up. Also loved hiking down to the hot springs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery is located right off 395, near the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. We arrived at 3:45pm and the hatchery closes at 4. Oops, better hurry! The holding tanks are located outside and are stocked 3 kinds of trout, many of which are gigantic! The tanks are set up like a river, with dams to help control and regulate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's a ok place , good for kids to see and feed fish. If you are visiting hot creek , this come in the way.

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Northridge, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped here on the way back from the Hot Creek. A fun and interesting place. You can buy food to feed the fishes or wait until the staff feeds the fishes. It is an experience that you won't forget! Good for the whole family.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good place to get out and stretch. Vending machines with pellets to feed the fish. Bring quarters for the machine. easy to get to from 395. Fun little stop.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was interesting to learn how this facility grows some 210,000 pounds of live rainbow trout on any given day. The state hatcheries guy is very friendly and helpful, but taking care of the first, not the tourists, is his main duty. Free.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We go here every time we visit Mammoth. We are fishing peeps, but we really enjoy seeing all the huge trout in the holding tanks up close and feeding them. There was a fish and game warden there this time, and he took us into one of the buildings where they rear the tiny young ones and he explained thoroughly... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great place to visit and learn about trout hatcheries. There is no entrance fee and you can buy fish feed for 25 cents and feed the trout. You can see trout in its various stages of development, from newly born to some very large adults, and every size in between. Also, this is a great spot to see various birds,... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We tried taking our kids fishing and they didn't even see a fish. The hatchery was just the place to visit. They are able to see and feed many sizes of fish. We spent over an hour exploring and looking at the fish. Overall, a great place to stop with kids Price for handful of fish pellets were 1 quarter

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Address: Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760-648-7334
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes

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