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Address: 2001 Nimbus Rd, Gold River, CA 95670-4504
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The fish hatchery is an awesome place to visit. I have visited it several times and I did just this month. Even though there are no fish right now it is great o see the river so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Novato, California
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Novato, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish hatchery is an awesome place to visit. I have visited it several times and I did just this month. Even though there are no fish right now it is great o see the river so high and flowing so well. The hatchery is a great entry point to the trails along the river.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great weekend stop on The American River Parkway for a long or short hike to clear your mind and recreate.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting the hatchery. The hatchery offers a free toddler story and craft time during the cooler months (too hot in summer). We love watching the fish jumping up the ladder during salmon season. It is so wonderful to have a great educational place for the family to come and learn about nature.

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Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Love birding this area of the American River from autumn through spring and the observing the salmon run (raptors!) in the fall is such a treat just a few miles from home!

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Thank Sarah S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Came here on Feb 20 (President Day) at 9:05am in the morning and it was closed. Based on the sign on the wall it was supposed to open at 7:30am, based on TripAdvisor it was supposed to open at 9:00am. Nothing on the website or the voice mail message when I called mentioned about that it's closed. What a pity.

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

It's not a full day but a good one hour, especially for kids. Fun to watch the Salmon come up the ladders, and check out the giant pools of Salmon in varying stages from fingerlings to full. Go when the Salmon are spawning and you'll see something spectacular. Millions of Salmon completely filling the American River. It looks like you... More 

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Thank Steve R
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

If you like watching a fish hatchery, go to Nimbus Dam. It is amazing how the Dam is so tranquil and yet lots of things happening under water. Some people go to the river nearby to go salmon fishing. We went one time and right away caught one salmon.

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Thank Amy S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Went here and saw trout and salmon in the hatchery. Located along the American River. People were fishing for steelheads in the river.

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Thank Mark M
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Wow, really enjoyed our visit. Very informative! The fish head displays are fun for kids and adults. Loved the trail outside and feeding the fish is fun!

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Thank Vala R
Gold River, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

You have to go when the salmon are running and then it is a great place to take the kids. The hatchery crew have a great tour and explain everything. It's also great fun to watch the salmon work their way up the fish ladder. November is the best month.

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