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Address: Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760-648-7334
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The entry point for millions of trout eggs, this is one of the main...

The entry point for millions of trout eggs, this is one of the main hatcheries in California's fish-stocking program.

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Fun place to stop and feed the fish. We were greeted by a worker who filled the feed bucket and told us to have fun, and we did! Also make the drive out to see the thermal pools... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
2rollon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where they raise the trout that are planted for the fisherman. They are huge and there are a lot of them. They have food in old gumball machines you can feed them with for a quarter so dont forget to bring some change. My kids loved it. It only takes an hour or so to check it out... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to stop and feed the fish. We were greeted by a worker who filled the feed bucket and told us to have fun, and we did! Also make the drive out to see the thermal pools just down the road a bit.

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Thank 2rollon
Los Angeles
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stopped by on the way out of town. It was great seeing some of these fish up close, especially since we didn't catch many. We got to see the trout go crazy as they were being fed.

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Thank SC4RC
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Great place to see fish in all stages of growth. Very non-touristy and authentic hatchery that gives you a true sense of how they stock the local lakes.

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Thank J H
Los Angeles, California
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198 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We usually make the stop at the hatchery to pay homage to the trout being raised there which we hopefully will soon have the occasion to catch on one of the area lakes. Makes you realize the tremendous effort it takes to stock area lakes. We really enjoy seeing the big fish in hot creek that have escaped the hatchery.

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Thank Shawn M
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Our son enjoyed feeding the trouts here,the road signs may confuse a bit, but its the only place in this area.

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Thank gayathri n
Gardena, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a pleasure to see how some of my money spent on fishing licenses were put to use. The trout range from small to well over a foot long. Biggest ones I saw all throughout the trip! Ha ha! The kids had a blast feeding the trout. Bring lots of quarters, mine found it fun to take the whole... More 

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Thank Steve K
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved the creek and the fishing opportunities. My husband used to come here with his family when growing up. Also loved hiking down to the hot springs.

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Thank Gingergirl147
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery is located right off 395, near the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. We arrived at 3:45pm and the hatchery closes at 4. Oops, better hurry! The holding tanks are located outside and are stocked 3 kinds of trout, many of which are gigantic! The tanks are set up like a river, with dams to help control and regulate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's a ok place , good for kids to see and feed fish. If you are visiting hot creek , this come in the way.

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