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Dorcas A wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and the other families that came while we were there were all disappointed that the hatchery was closed for the winter. There should be a notice on the website. However, it was still a nice place for a picnic, and we enjoyed feeding the fish and ducks.
Date of experience: February 2020
Louinator59 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bellflower, California117 contributions73 helpful votes
We shot some video for our YouTube channel at the hatchery, but it was closed due to weather. What we did see was magnificent. You can watch it too on YouTube video bYQa-lF1JbY
Date of experience: November 2019
HangtownCindy wrote a review Dec 2019
Independence, California52 contributions19 helpful votes
Putting forth my usual disclaimer I am in the hospitality industry and I'm currently helping to restore a historic Hotel in Independence California and then the general manager of that hotel so I may be biased towards the area but I don't think so. Those in the know keep highway 395 and the Owens Valley to themselves because there is so much to do and see here and it remains an undiscovered wonderful Paradise. This place is one of the hidden gems just a short distance off of 395 just north of Independence. If you're traveling in this quarter in the summer you have found your ideal picnic spot they're wonderful shade trees soft green grass and ponds filled with trout and ducks to entertain you will you experience a cool breeze and look down on 395. This wonderful hatchery is ran by volunteers and is worth a stop to learn how trout used to and still do make their way into the high Lakes of the Sierra Nevada. The volunteers are knowledgeable I'm passionate about this historic landmark and there's even a fun thrift shop to explore where the proceeds go to help fund their programs. Even if you're just passing through the area take the time to turn off and spend a little bit of time exploring this historical landmark if you're an architectural buff there's even more fun in store for you.…
Date of experience: June 2019
JCM wrote a review Nov 2019
Oxnard, California17 contributions3 helpful votes
This place definitely is a hidden Gem off the 395. I bet so many people pass it daily without ever knowing that this beautiful place is here. Do yourself a favor and stop by..
Date of experience: April 2019
Mary47 wrote a review Oct 2019
Chapel Hill, NC56 contributions46 helpful votes
Convenient from highway 395, we have made picnic stops here several times over the decades. It is great that it has been preserved through some difficult times. It's fun to feed the ducks and fish.
Date of experience: October 2019