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Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

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198 Fish Hatchery Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664-9003
+1 864-638-2866
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Fun and educational for adults and children

Four of us adults went and I'm glad we did. It's a very short walk from the parking lot into the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
A great stop along the hike --- Very interesting Fish Tale

This used to be a US fish hatchery but was abandoned and then picked up by the state. They supply... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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198 Fish Hatchery Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664-9003
+1 864-638-2866
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Four of us adults went and I'm glad we did. It's a very short walk from the parking lot into the hatchery over a wooden footbridge. It was amazing to see how the fish were farmed from "milking" the eggs from the femaie, fertilizing them,...More

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This used to be a US fish hatchery but was abandoned and then picked up by the state. They supply the fish for most of the entire state's lakes, streams, and rivers. You can see the fish in all sizes up to just before they...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Down a long and winding road, so you wonder if you'll ever reach the fish hatchery, but it is there and worth seeing. My husband and I thought we'd stop on our way back to SC from the NC mountains, and we were glad we...More

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We thought we were going to get a tour but we're told that tours were for groups of 10 or more. I suggest to get a permit and fish the nearby rivers.

Thank CuestaTravel
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our kids (4 and 5) love going to the fish hatchery. We always pack a picnic as we tour the area and the hatchery is our picnic stop. There is a great rustic pavilion outside the hatchery that is surrounded by large trees and is...More

1  Thank albjess
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I took a tour of the fish hatchery one morning while we were staying at Oconee State Park. It was very interesting. We both enjoyed seeing how the hatchery was run. It would not be a waste of your time.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Short trip from I-85 at Georgia-South Carolina line to Walhalla into the mountains of SC. Great trip to take young children to see live trout and to be able to feed them.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Always enjoy walking through the hatchery. My Uncle worked here for probably 40 years starting back in the early 60s. They have large water tanks holding brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout in various sizes all the way up to one tank holding fish...More

1  Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The kids will love feeding the fish in the hatchery. (Bring your quarters. The Rangers can't always make change.) There are beautiful hiking trails as well as beautiful scenery and lots of opportunities for the kids to run, climb and play in nature. I am...More

Thank Christine680
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We heard about the Hatchery from the park ranger at Oconee Sate Park and thought we would drive just down the road and check it out with the kids. What we found was some of the most beautiful trails, streams and of course the TROUT...More

2  Thank Maryanne74
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