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bkent7604 wrote a review Aug 2018
Madisonville, Tennessee234 contributions41 helpful votes
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
S M wrote a review Aug 2018
14 contributions6 helpful votes
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
1 Helpful vote
DAVE B wrote a review Jul 2018
Tellico Plains, Tennessee12 contributions5 helpful votes
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
Scott E wrote a review Jul 2018
Maryville, Tennessee231 contributions123 helpful votes
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 program for all ages. Maybe some opportunities for the residents in the county to help with the breeding program or the restocking of fish into the river, just some suggestions. That said, the hatchery is kept up Nicely and the fish are really exciting to see, especially the big lunkers. There is plenty of parking, but no restrooms and while the fish are cool to see, it's pretty basic, but it's free and everyone loves it. There's not really many people here, we have probably been here 30 or so times in the past 38 years and it has stood the test of time. So, bring out the kids and enjoy a little free activity for a bit and please be sure to treat our national park with respect. Have fun and happy travels.…
Date of experience: August 2017
Amy B wrote a review Jul 2017
44 contributions6 helpful votes
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