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Mountain Rest

Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

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So we went to a fish hatchery for first time. Husband’s pick. Nice drive on mountain road. It was... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2019
York, South Carolina
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Excellent place to stop...especially with children!

It's "just" a fish hatchery but it was a HUGE hit with our two grandchildren. The boys loved seeing... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Celebration, Florida
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

So we went to a fish hatchery for first time. Husband’s pick. Nice drive on mountain road. It was self guide. Only SC hatchery. Brown, rainbow and brook trout. Video was interesting to watch but couldn’t hear anything because of noise factor. You just stand...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

It's "just" a fish hatchery but it was a HUGE hit with our two grandchildren. The boys loved seeing the fish. We got to feed them. There was a pet chicken running around and you could fish the creek. There are also some great trails...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 963geoffreyt
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Four of us adults went and I'm glad we did. It's a very short walk from the parking lot into the hatchery over a wooden footbridge. It was amazing to see how the fish were farmed from "milking" the eggs from the femaie, fertilizing them,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sandtom
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This used to be a US fish hatchery but was abandoned and then picked up by the state. They supply the fish for most of the entire state's lakes, streams, and rivers. You can see the fish in all sizes up to just before they...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank onemichael
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Down a long and winding road, so you wonder if you'll ever reach the fish hatchery, but it is there and worth seeing. My husband and I thought we'd stop on our way back to SC from the NC mountains, and we were glad we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alicia C
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

We thought we were going to get a tour but we're told that tours were for groups of 10 or more. I suggest to get a permit and fish the nearby rivers.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CuestaTravel
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Our kids (4 and 5) love going to the fish hatchery. We always pack a picnic as we tour the area and the hatchery is our picnic stop. There is a great rustic pavilion outside the hatchery that is surrounded by large trees and is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank albjess
Reviewed September 9, 2016

My wife and I took a tour of the fish hatchery one morning while we were staying at Oconee State Park. It was very interesting. We both enjoyed seeing how the hatchery was run. It would not be a waste of your time.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Mark R
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Short trip from I-85 at Georgia-South Carolina line to Walhalla into the mountains of SC. Great trip to take young children to see live trout and to be able to feed them.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jim F
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Always enjoy walking through the hatchery. My Uncle worked here for probably 40 years starting back in the early 60s. They have large water tanks holding brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout in various sizes all the way up to one tank holding fish...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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