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Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

Independence, CA
+1 760-876-4128
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Beautiful place, could be better presented

First, this is a beautiful destination - the combination of an architectural landmark with a... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Riverside, CA
Nice stop for a picnic!

I love old buildings and this one is very unique. Unfortunately, it was closed until April. We did... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Irvine, California
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Reviewed 21 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 21 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 23 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 18 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
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We spent around an hour here, letting the kids feed the fish and enjoying the scenery. We watched lots of rabbits running around and got a good look at some marmots hanging around the rock walls. I would have loved to have seen inside the...More

Thank Hickorynut
Reviewed 14 June 2016

What was built as one of the premier Fish Hatchery's in the United States is now more than that. While still a more than viable Hatchery for fish is an outstanding Museum. The building and grounds are so pleasant to look at, even if the...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We visited out of season when the centre was not open. We spent a good hour in peaceful surroundings taking pictures of the fish and feeding them for the privilege. Some beautiful and huge fish to see. We were the only visitors when we went...More

Thank shiresjw
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I visited the Mt. Whitney Hatchery many years ago when it was operational. I remember watching an impossibly large rainbow trout swimming around in the pond in front of the hatchery with a large snake hanging halfway out of it's mouth! I...More

Thank Glenn R
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Historical and environmental. Quick and easy tour—2 minutes off the 395. Been wanting to stop for years and glad I finally did. It’s historical and way cool. Hard to believe they built a hatchery way back in 1915. Nice area to relax near pond and...More

Thank SanMo
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