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Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

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Great experience

The volunteer was really friendly and made the trip worth while. He gave us fish food and answered... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2019
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Canon City, Colorado
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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 May 20, 2019
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The volunteer was really friendly and made the trip worth while. He gave us fish food and answered all our question. I really appreciate that even though he's a volunteer his attitude was like we were on a paid VIP tour.
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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 all over the state. While they do
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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.
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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 in one of the tanks which they thought was very interesting.
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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 watched a 10 minute video. Then we walked around
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