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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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Here fishy fishy!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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Gardena, California
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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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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Northridge, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped here on the way back from the Hot Creek. A fun and interesting place. You can buy food to feed the fishes or wait until the staff feeds the fishes. It is an experience that you won't forget! Good for the whole family.

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Good place to get out and stretch. Vending machines with pellets to feed the fish. Bring quarters for the machine. easy to get to from 395. Fun little stop.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was interesting to learn how this facility grows some 210,000 pounds of live rainbow trout on any given day. The state hatcheries guy is very friendly and helpful, but taking care of the first, not the tourists, is his main duty. Free.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We go here every time we visit Mammoth. We are fishing peeps, but we really enjoy seeing all the huge trout in the holding tanks up close and feeding them. There was a fish and game warden there this time, and he took us into one of the buildings where they rear the tiny young ones and he explained thoroughly... More 

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