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Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

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Fascinating science and sustaining trout fisheries in Colorado

I have been to the Durango fish hatchery about 10 years ago. I either didn't learn the same things... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Takes less than an hour but well worth the time to visit

My three boys, ages 11, 9 and 6 stopped here during our recent road trip and it was a fun visit... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Boerne, Texas
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7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to the Durango fish hatchery about 10 years ago. I either didn't learn the same things there or I have forgotten. This hatchery had a nice video that shows the whole process of how they raise fish to re-stock fisheries for anglers...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Got to see the fish being transferred from on tank to another. They apparently lost their passport stamp, so was unable to log my visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

My three boys, ages 11, 9 and 6 stopped here during our recent road trip and it was a fun visit. The volunteer on duty answered lots and lots of questions from the boys and took the time to point out a sky blue trout...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FlashCrusader85
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I can honestly say I researched this and it sounded like a great way to spend an afternoon. As we pulled up we were greeted by Jack, volunteer guide. He was very knowledgeable and kind. He did a presentation of local fish and a we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Palmfam05
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We just happen to be fishing near by and had heard about a cool fish hatchery. It was a beautiful fall day and we just stopped by. Did a self tour of the tanks and spent about 30 minutes just marveling at the technology.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This was a bit of a last minute decision to stop here, but I’m glad we did. Not only was it interesting to hear about the fishing industry in Colorado, but feeding the fish was pretty cool -even for my teen. The fish are beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank howiegrace
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We had a little time to kill before a scheduled event so rode bikes along the river trail to the hatchery, got some fish food and had a surprisingly fun time throwing fish food into huge pools of fish. Interesting and worth a quick trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rbond421
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this hatchery. The volunteer (Jeannie) was delightful and had a wealth of knowledge. She took special time with the children visiting and gave us all a large can of fish food to feed at the trout ponds. By the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Texaskk
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Jack met us at the door. He had us start with the video - you need to do that first. Usually the kids are anxious to feed the fish, however, everyone needs to see a really great video to help understand how important the hatchery...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed April 11, 2018

There is more to fishing in Colorado than I thought. Excellent tour and a great short movie about how the Colorado fish hatcheries work. They put out so many fish it's amazing. You get to feed the fish and see how they are raised. A...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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