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“Right off the Hwy.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery
2001 Nimbus Rd, Gold River, CA 95670
(916) 358-2820
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Right off the Hwy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great place to bring kids. There's a hatchery across the street, and a great bike/pedestrian trail, that takes you around Natomas Lake. Bring your bikes, or settle in for a good long walk, if you want to do the whole trail. There has been a speed limit set up on the trail, because too many competition riders were hitting pedestrians. So it is much safer than it once was.

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Sacramento, California
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“Great place for kids to see the fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Nimbus Hatchery is great fun for kids. You can feed the trout and salmon ($.25 from vending machines). During the winter, the salmon are running and you can watch them climb the ladders to the processing area where the fish & game staff take the eggs. They have a great visitors center designed to be interesting for kids as well as adults. There is also a nice trail with information signs and a great view of the river. It's especially fun to visit in November-December when there are lots of salmon in the river and the ladders.

Visited November 2013
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“Tandem Kayak around the dam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I were on our way to Lake Tahoe when we saw this dam and saw a couple of people kayaking.. Without hesitation, we went and did an hour of tandem kayak!! We had so much fun and there were geese too!! A calm & beautiful sight!!

Visited May 2013
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Cool, California
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“Salmon run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

During the spring and fall salmon run it is an extrodinary experience. The natural drive that send the fish to their fate to ensure the species is incredible. Close up, first hand interaction with the process

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Great place to take kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Fun to watch the salmon in the ladder. Kids will be amazed at seeing them in person (ok - adults too). Great to do on sunny fall day. It is mostly outside, so dress appropriately

Visited November 2011
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