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Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

#12 of 47 things to do in Salida Features Animals
7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
+1 719-539-6877
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Great for kids, fun for the parents too

We went with our 2 kids and our friends' 2 kids. Everyone had a great time. They gave us plenty of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
maakdiggity
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Westborough, Massachusetts
Fun and Free Way to Spend an Hour

Visitor center has a short (about 8 minute) film about Colorado fish hatcheries and the excellent... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2015
MileHighCty
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Denver
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7725 County Road 154, Salida, CO 81201-9455
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+1 719-539-6877
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went with our 2 kids and our friends' 2 kids. Everyone had a great time. They gave us plenty of food to feed the fish and we walked around looking at the various stages, etc. The staff there were very helpful and at the...More

Thank maakdiggity
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Visitor center has a short (about 8 minute) film about Colorado fish hatcheries and the excellent work they do. Volunteer was friendly. They give each visitor a free coffee container of fish food to feed the fish. Fun way to spend an hour and educational...More

Thank MileHighCty
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Having a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and loving fly fishing it was a no brain er. My daughter loved it. We were greeted by a nice Biologist who was originally from the Chicago area. He was very friendly and pointed out the ponds...More

1  Thank flyfisherman83
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My kids love fish and we always have to check out the hatchery when we are around one. They have a large place with lots of little fish. The staff I spoke with was very friendly and informative.

1  Thank Lore N
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Our large family decided visit the hatchery on our annual vacation to Salida. The video was pretty neat and feeding the trout was fun too. Just don't expect to be there for more than an hour.

3  Thank Lisers227
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Uncrowded on the day we were there in mid-Aug. Video presentation on the history of the hatchery and then the opportunity to tour the rearing ponds and feed the fish. Time well spent for my grandaughters (ages 9 and 11) both for entertainment and educational...More

1  Thank coloradotraveler11
Reviewed 4 October 2013

There were two pools of small trout. Not worth visiting, but nearby is a small lake with wonderful views - a good spot for a picnic.

2  Thank cbivitz
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is a large fish hatchery and provides walking on flat ground to view the various fish ponds and concrete fish containers. The hatchery person on duty was just wonderful - gave our granddaughters pails of fish food to scatter to the fish and spent...More

Thank Smudge12122
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Although we visited at a time when it's just as the 2013 season is ending, we still were treated to a most informative little talk from one of the staff as well as seeing a short video on the history and functions of the hatchery....More

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The price was right, Free. the staff was awesome and very informative. Well worth the drive over! the kids will enjoy feeding the fish.

1  Thank rfdnurse
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