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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: 903-676-2277
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Texas Fish Hatchery

You just can't get too much of the Fish Hatchery. Walk along the inside path and you are under and in the middle eye level of a small Lake. All types of TEXAS aquatic life to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
davidmcm903
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Athens, Texas
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Athens, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You just can't get too much of the Fish Hatchery. Walk along the inside path and you are under and in the middle eye level of a small Lake. All types of TEXAS aquatic life to see 10 lb. plus BASS. Large Catfish, and many other species. Has a fishing pond stocked and ready. Fishing equipment on premises. Enclosed shelters,nature... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Of all the times I've spent in east Texas I have never stopped at the fishery. It's a small place with an abundance of info to investigate. The day I went it was a very hot day, so I didn't fish at the little tank out back or ride the tram down to the hatchery. The facility has outdoor ponds... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The museum and exhibits are very interesting. There is a section dedicated to Texas state records of popular fish, including large mouth bass. The living exhibits focus on different habitats and have some big fish in them. The museum and exhibits are easily navigable in about 1 hour. We spent over 2 hours here total, a large part of it... More 

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Thank Mikeyveck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. All times of the year it is great to come here alone or with family and friends. Aside from the exibits, there is a nature trail that is absolutely beautiful. You can even fish. They have everything you need.

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Thank Christina J
Lufkin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My parents took our 6 yr old son for a day visit and couldn't say enough good things about the facility. It was edutaining and situated on beautiful grounds.

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Thank MrsBHudson
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Loved the huge aquarium with really large fish native to the area. Even had a scuba diver feed and talk about the fish. Lots of alligators and turtles sunning and free fishing!

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Thank dmd-psd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The fishery is a great place for everyone. Very informative and have fishing and feeding the huge catfish. We also walked the long trail and saw many living things.

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Kemp, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Very knowledgeable tour guides, got to stay and look at fish, go fishing in the pond, tour the hatchery, see the diver feed the really big fish underwater, checked out the gift shop, and had a great time even in the rain!

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Angleton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We lived in Athens for server all years,we had small kids and a yearly membership. It was our go to place for the kids and fun. They always had something going on and our whole family enjoyed the fishing, trails and activities.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

My brother-in-law and I spent several hours at the Texas Freshwaters Fisheries Center. I wasn't certain what to expect. We had a wonderful time and learned more than we could have ever imagined. Would be a great place to bring you grandchildren.

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