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Tellico Trout Hatchery

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Fun for all ages

Big fish that jump and are super active. Spend the Quarter and get the fish food. Beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
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Tellico Fish Hatchery

A very nice place to learn about how the fish that are stocked in the local rivers and streams. A... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

It is what it says, a fish hatchery. Long spillways with varying sizes of trout. Nothing exciting or anything, but interesting if never seen before.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bkent7604
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Big fish that jump and are super active. Spend the Quarter and get the fish food. Beautiful scenery that is worth carrying the camera around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank S M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A very nice place to learn about how the fish that are stocked in the local rivers and streams. A great place to take anyone who has an interest in fishing or would like to learn more about the National Forrest Service

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank DAVE B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This is an educational experience of sorts, there is a little info. Posted at the front gate about some of the fish species in the tellico river. I think it could be better with a little interaction, such as some sort of a hands on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Scott E
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We went to see hatchery, they had fish food machine to feed fish and we did get to see the fish but rain became heavy and we had to cut visit short.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Amy B
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you have never seen the beauty of a brook trout this is the next place to at the end of your tippet on a flyrod. ITs a bit of a drive to get to the place, but its kind of cool to see all...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank russmaples
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Educational trip for the kids, Offers guides in the summer time that can tell you about how the river is stocked and the trout habits. Interesting and free entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 59cheryllc
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Nice way to see the trout in all phases of growth before they are released into the river. Close to the BMT for those who like to hike.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank laurakman
Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've never been inside...I don't even know if you can go inside. My family and I always like to just stop and see the fish.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kara G
Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is worth the scenic mountain/river drive if you have young kids. It is open to the public and offers free admission.

Date of experience: September 2015
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August 17, 2016|
Response from laurakman | Reviewed this property |
This is a free visit. Just walk in and have a look around. Rangers available if you have questions.
August 17, 2016|
Response from 59cheryllc | Reviewed this property |
No mam, it is free to the public. Call ahead and see if there are any rangers doing guides while you are there. Otherwise you can just look on your own but it's nice if they are there to explain the breeding and feeding... More