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Winthrop National Fish Hatchery

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Kids loved it

Very informative and our 10and 13 year old boys enjoyed it as did we. Worth stopping by and I... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Kelowna, Canada
Interesting Stop

We stopped here as we always seem to stop at hatcheries. This one had a lot of construction going... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Eugene, Oregon
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“feed the fish”(4 reviews)
“beaver”(10 reviews)
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453A Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, WA
+1 509-996-2424
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We stopped in on a rainy morning to check out the hatchery. We were greeted at the front door and given an in depth tour of the entire place. From the ess trays to the fingerlings to the adult coho salmon tank. The entire process...More

2  Thank RVarecha
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Free stop, it won't take you very long and the kids will enjoy it, make sure and take with a ranger to find out just what they do there. Plan about 30 mins for this stop.

1  Thank laears
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Most of our group (two adults and four kids, ages 8-11) was pretty skeptical about this visit. But all agreed- so fun and informative! Jeremy, a USFW employee, took the time to show us around. We all learned so much about the life cycle of...More

1  Thank jennielime
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It’s so interesting to see the fish at various stages of growth. You can even feed them. But the best part is the fact that it’s also a beaver rehabilitation center. Definitely make time to visit this place!

Thank TraceyH2253
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very informative and our 10and 13 year old boys enjoyed it as did we. Worth stopping by and I recommend the small tour.

Thank twysted2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Who knew? This fish hatchery hosts trout until they are old enough to be released in streams. Once a year it holds fishing contests where children vie for the largest catch from the on-site lake. The bonus is that there is also a beaver project...More

Thank Compassrose87
Reviewed 27 July 2017

There was no one around when we visited, but you are allowed to wander around. I saw workers walking around and feeding the fishes later on. Anyway, even if no one is around, you can walk into the office. If you look left, there is...More

Thank renetn
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to kill a little time and enjoy the fish. I enjoy feeding the fish in the large pond and in general walking around and learning a little. The beaver ponds always offer an opportunity to see one laying or swimming around. It's...More

Thank Billy S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as we always seem to stop at hatcheries. This one had a lot of construction going on which is good. We'll layer out and explained. We loved the Trout pond where you can feed the fish, there are some big ones.

1  Thank 759frankp
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I guess no one is around in the winter time. Lots of fish, but in off limit areas. It looked interesting, but needed someone to show and tell.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I wish I would have been able to see more of the fish at different stages but they were behind locked fences. They did a good job with their self-guided literature since I really didn't see any employees. I think they might have given tours...More

Thank Boisenb
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see the work that is out into enhancing the salmon population on the Methow. Kids enjoyed the experience. Take an hour and check it out.

Thank Christopher H
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