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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

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If you have never seen where fish are raised to replenish most of our local lakes, take a short... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Clinton H
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Great for hiking !

This is a great little drive and it's right across from Kohl's ranch, all along the road there are... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
sunsky
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3898 N Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541-9225
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very educational, the game and fish employee their was very helpful. My guest were able to feed the fish and pick Berry's near by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elkhavenoffice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my young teenage grandkids. All three enjoyed feeding the fish. They also enjoyed seeing the fingerlings all the way up to those trout large enough to stock. It was educational. But it brought old memories while we made new memories. I visited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chatti1218
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery is an excellent place for a family to visit. Even young children would be thrilled to see how fish are hatched and nurtured. The museum (exhibits) is very interesting with the different mounted fish displayed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marianne T
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you have never seen where fish are raised to replenish most of our local lakes, take a short drive off the major highway to see what it takes to keep fishermen happy. You can feed the fish that may be your dinner one day....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Clinton H
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Visited a small museum on the property which explained the hatchery operation and then outside to view the tanks of fish in various stages. Helpful employee future explained what they do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grvalleysunshine
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great little drive and it's right across from Kohl's ranch, all along the road there are areas to pull off and have a picnic they have picnic tables and hiking trails all over the place, but if you continue all the way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sunsky
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

About a 45 min to hour total time at facility. Has facts on the area and of course the fish tanks. Huge tanks that separate different sizes and species of local fish. More of a working interest than attraction.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mac282
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Feeding the fish was fun. The employees seemed completely disinterested and unwilling to answer questions. Good place to take visitors

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ConnieL1950
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Very interesting place to learn about the trout and how they are harvested here. You can feed fish, watch short videos and read about the Hatchery. There was no cost so a good bargain. They do close the road at 3:30 so make sure you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SusieGC
Reviewed April 14, 2018

I took my son here. No admission charge. Open from 8 am to 4 pm, except holidays. NO FISHING. Bring some quarters to use vending machine to purchase food to toss to the fish. It's a simple place, but my son got a kick out...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Took this from their site. Hope it helps! 928-478-4200. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 7 days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please Note: We frequently have closures due to local weather and road... More
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