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Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery

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Address: 7500 Forest Service Road 14, Camp Sherman, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-595-6611

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great place to start AND end your hike along the Metolius River!

We always park at the fish hatchery and start the easy trail along the Metolius River for just over 2.4 miles to the water falls from the side of the mountain, return back to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 28, 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We always park at the fish hatchery and start the easy trail along the Metolius River for just over 2.4 miles to the water falls from the side of the mountain, return back to the hatchery and then walk through the grounds to see the various sizes of fish in the outdoor tanks. This time we got to talk with... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you have children, visiting the fish hatchery is a must. Buy fish food and watch the fish jump to get it. A special place.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This hatchery had the usually "little fish" concrete pools, but my favorite part was the open pond where the "escapees" lived. Although we didn't see any this time, my friend said there were usually eagles in the surrounding trees, watching for lunch. Beautiful drive out to the hatchery. After parking at the hatchery, walk back to the bridge and look... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Take quarters so you can feed the fish! Great fun and HUGE fish! My sister and just loved it so much!

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

On the banks of the gorgeous Metolius river, this hatchery is attractive, informative, and in one of the best nature settings in the pacific northwest.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Parking lot was small so parking was at a premium but there were nice restroom facilities. Take a quick walk around the "lake" area to see all of the amazing trout. Then take a hike along the Metolius River for views of the beautiful blue/green water!

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

So neat seeing all the fish. They come in all sizes and a blast to feed them too. Would recommend this just for the scenery as the river took my breath away.

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We showed up after their office was closed so we didn't get to do a tour or anything but we got to walk around and read about it on our own. It amazed me how big it is and how beautiful it was. Lots of info on how the hatchery works. I think we spent about an hour there just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We love the Wizard Falls fish hatchery. A learning opportunity for kids and adults alike! You can spend as little as 45 minutes and still have a great time learning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Took my wife and toddler. Perfect outing especially if you are staying in the Metolius area. Workers explained everything and were very friendly. Also a hiking path nearby.

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