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Hot Creek Fish Hatchery

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Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-648-7334
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Great spot for kids of all ages to learn about Trout

If you are a trout fisherman or are simply curious, this Hatchery like other state run Trout... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Sierra Madre, California
Enjoyable Visit to Hat Creek Fish Hatchery, Eastern Sierras

We returned to see all the trout at the fish hatchery Its good to see. We enjoy trout fishing in... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Fremont, California
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-648-7334
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you are a trout fisherman or are simply curious, this Hatchery like other state run Trout Hatcheries is a great place to learn something 'new'. Easy to follow, self guided, impressive to most people who enjoys the outdoors. The various 'ponds' that show trout...More

Thank PAC626
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We returned to see all the trout at the fish hatchery Its good to see. We enjoy trout fishing in the Eastern Sierras. Its fun for the entire family to visit this free to visit fish hatchery.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stopped by with the kids and it was fun to see all the fish and explore for about 30 minutes. Nothing spectacular but we really enjoyed it.

1  Thank brookerenae
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A nice stop on the way to (or back from) Convict lake from Mammoth lakes. You can see fish at various growth stages nicely segregated as shown in the pictures. For all ages!

1  Thank elixirpost
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Real learning experience for all ages. You get to see the trout up close and in all stages of growth and how they raise them to release.

1  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We did not go to the hatchery because we were told it's closed. We did continue down the road to see Hot Creek pools, which definitely is worth seeing.

Thank loric386
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We happened to be in Mammoth the day of the Hatchery's annual "open house." Kids got to fish for free and there were lots of opportunities for the kids, and adults, to learn how to fish. The kids loved it and both caught fish. There...More

Thank SwedishChick66
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Not knowing a darn thing about fishing, stocking or the like- it was interesting to learn about the hatchery. You can stroll among the vast tanks and learn how they are managed. You can even learn how to distinguish stock fish from natural ones while...More

Thank connie h
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have taken our kids here but returned as we were in the area. It is pretty cool to see brown trout in this amount from fingerlings to pretty large ones. The best time to come is feeding time when they swarm and splash as...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a side trip we drove down this dusty road, parked, and walked a few hundred yards to the Hot Creek Fish Hatchery. There wasn't anyone around and the one truck driver we did see didn't acknowledge us or our two children as they drove...More

Thank J K
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Jon P
9 May 2015|
Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, you cannot fish within hatchery but the river beyond the hatchery is in open territory and then flows into Crowley Lake; miles of accessible Owens River. Benton Crossing is a road off Highway 395 that gives... More