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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

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3898 N Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541-9225
+1 928-474-7900
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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 6 days ago
sunsky
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showlow
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Interesting,self guided.

About a 45 min to hour total time at facility. Has facts on the area and of course the fish tanks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mac282
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Payson, Arizona
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“visitor center” (12 reviews)
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3898 N Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541-9225
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+1 928-474-7900
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"bring quarters"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"various stages"
in 4 reviews
"highline trail"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"rainbow trout"
in 2 reviews
"food pellets"
in 2 reviews
"fun feeding the fish"
in 2 reviews
"nice trip"
in 2 reviews
"answer questions"
in 3 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 2 reviews
"off the highway"
in 2 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"parking lot"
in 4 reviews
"tanks"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank sunsky
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank mac282
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ConnieL1950
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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

1  Thank SusieGC
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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

Thank PhlegmMaster
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

First time to Hatchery even though been to Payson multiple times. We decided to take the trip to the Hatchery. Upon arrival, we wandered around a bit figuring out the different bins of fish. There were no signs up and no one around to answer...More

1  Thank AJ D
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

took the kids (4) ages 9-12 all had fun feeding the fish. make sure you take quarters we used about $2 and had a great time. the visitor center was closed for remodel but sign said it would be open on 03-31-18 we spent about...More

Thank Ependery
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We love visiting the hatchery. Make sure to verify hours as they change with the seasons. When we go we picnic. There are places to have a picnic in the wood and to hike right there. There's a mini wildlife area that has info for...More

Thank mommydaze
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

I love animals of all kinds. And here you get to see the different stages of the fish. They also have fish food in old candy dispensers and encourage you to feed the fish in the different age ponds. Only a quarter for an adult...More

Thank Kdaisy1
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

The owners so very nice. You should go and see this incredible place and enjoy fishing. The layout is very beautiful and plenty of green grass and nice trees to sit under.

Thank Jo L
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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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