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Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

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Independence, CA
+1 760-876-4128
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Great spot to take a break from driving!

It's a perfect place to stop and take a break from driving hwy 395! It's neat to see what they do... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Joe A
Orange County, California
Awesome grounds

It is more a place to wander outside now than a hatchery. The grounds would be great to have a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Ridgecrest, California
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“golden trout” (2 reviews)
“picnic lunch” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
Independence, CA
+1 760-876-4128
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It's a perfect place to stop and take a break from driving hwy 395! It's neat to see what they do and see the difference they've been making with their hatchery in the surrounding fishing spots!! Nice spot for a little picnic too!

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 19 September 2017

It is more a place to wander outside now than a hatchery. The grounds would be great to have a wedding - totally beautiful. We enjoyed our picnic lunch here.

Thank marros1960
Reviewed 11 September 2017

First of, it's a very nice and relaxing place. The building is beautiful, the pond with the fish and ducks is entertaining and the tour inside the hatchery is very well presented. Second, the story is very inspirational. A small community has been protecting California...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing the trout ponds at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. We have visited a few times. It began in 1915.

Thank mini
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This place is awe inspiring. It no longer functions as a hatchery but has a museum inside. Even if the museum is closed, it is worth the. Breathtaking beauty to visit. The pond is full of fish you can feed for a quarter and watch...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 May 2017

First, this is a beautiful destination - the combination of an architectural landmark with a tranquil setting of landscaping and large fish pond. It is well maintained and would doubtless make a wonderful place for a family picnic or even a wedding. It is only...More

1  Thank SoCalAstronomer
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love old buildings and this one is very unique. Unfortunately, it was closed until April. We did get to walk around and feed the ducks and (two) fish. It was a nice little stop and a good place for a picnic.

Thank dknable2017
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery towers above the Owens Valley The Hatchery is a quick and easy detour off Hwy 395. It's only open Mon - Thursday from 10am - 4pm. When you arrive in the large dirt parking lot, you will immediately see the beautiful...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a great building! I just love to see the product of men of vision. People who build for a long fruitful future. Go inside and buy a bag of fish food to use at the pond. Great restoration work after the fire. Make sure...More

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped here about 10 years ago and only recently returned for a visit. We were very impressed. We didn't know that the hatchery had suffered extensive damage back in 2007 and 2008 due to fires and mudslides and was subsequently rebuilt but the "new"...More

Thank Paul S
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