Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery, Gold River: Hours, Address, Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery Reviews: 4.5/5

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery
4.5
Dams • Jogging Paths & Tracks
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

4.5
64 reviews
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gbpick1
Gold River, CA14 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Nimbus fish hatchery is only blocks from our home and along the American River Bike Trail. As such the expansive working fish hatchery at this time of year (fall) is a hubbub of activity. Through exhibits and professional guides one can learn about the history and the biology of fish - primarily salmon in the American River. Usually set at specific times, the scheduled talks are offered free and are informative. Great for people including kids from grade one to age 99, the Nimbus Fish Hatchery provides a wealth of great information and is well worth an hour or so exploration time.
Written December 16, 2019
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Dennismc2015
Seattle, WA338 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a fun place to take kids to let them interact with the fish displays in the building and feed the fish outside.

There are many fish "troughs" holding Salmon and Rainbow Trout, and there is fish food supplied so the kids can feed them.

We went during Salmon spawning season and could watch the Salmon jumping the ladders and see them in the holding pens.

The signs say that Steelhead spawning takes place Jan-Feb so it is probably also a good time to visit then.

This is located next to the American River Walking and Biking Trail.
Written December 2, 2019
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Susan H
Orangevale5 contributions
Nov 2019
Our grandson is 15 months old and with good weather decided to take him here for a couple of hours. Notes; everything here is free, the entrance to the complex is at the far left end of the parking lot, there is no shade so if spending some time be prepared, restroom is inside the exhibit area, the fish feeding appears to be top of each hour, each person can get 1 cup of free fish food, and someone is there for 15 minutes handing out the food. The exhibit area needs a little TLC, example - only 1 of the informational talking fish worked. There are a couple of neat displays (big orange “eggs”, a tree, some preserves fish and animals - however signs posted not to climb on, touch, etc which I can appreciate but a kid wants to be a kid. With all above said we had a great time. We watched the fish climbing the ladders for at least 30 minutes (could have easily watched much longer) and fed the fish in the ponds. We didn’t go to the outdoor play area since probably better for a little older children. I do recommend for any one, any age, to visit this amazing hatchery. Definitely a great place for kids 4+.
Written November 13, 2019
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sbudiman
San Francisco, CA275 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This place is interesting that it has something for everybody. The visitor center has educational exhibits about salmons and trouts. Nearby there is a toddler play area. You can walk along the river and have a good view of the Nimbus dam.and, if all those are not enough, you can feed fishes in the hatchery just right next to it (not need to repark your car, they are all within the same complex)
Written March 16, 2019
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Michael F
Gold River, CA55 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
get here during salmon spawning and experience the fish ladders the harvest and the holding tanks of fingerlings. something for everyone. mouthwatering for some cultures, interesting for others...
Written January 15, 2019
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petediurni
4 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I've always enjoyed going here. A great learning experience for EVERYONE especialy when the salmon run in the late summer, early fall. "So THATS how they do that!" Last I was aware, it was free.
Written December 14, 2018
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rodneyk601
United States6 contributions
Dec 2018
The Chinook salmon were still running up the fish ladders so we took a look. It's interesting to see the salmon going up the ladders, walk through the rearing ponds and see the trout, and of course see the visitor center. And it's all free. Great place to take the kids for an hour or two.
Written December 11, 2018
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seashoregal05
Roseville, CA117 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nimbus Flat has a nice swimming area, and there are sailboats, kayaks, a SUPS for rent. The beach and water aren't super clean because of all the ducks and geese there, but there is lots of shade because of the big tree's and there are picnic tables and restrooms.
Written August 8, 2018
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Dennis Y
Citrus Heights, CA72 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
A terrific place to watch fish being raised, good view of the dam, the river, fish being released at certain times, just a nise stop if you are out driving or bicycling along the American River Trail. The inside is not always open and available but you can walk around the area.
Written July 18, 2018
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Mitch M
Colleyville, TX917 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
It is nice to be able to wander around and get right next to the fish holding areas. We were lucky enough to be there during feeding time and it was fun to watch the fish react to the food truck. It is on a beautiful section of the river with geese and ducks everywhere. The best part is it is free.
Written February 3, 2018
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