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“Beach day at the Flat”

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Nimbus Flat has a nice swimming area, and there are sailboats, kayaks, a SUPS for rent. The beach and water aren't super clean because of all the ducks and geese there, but there is lots of shade because of the big tree's and there are picnic tables and restrooms.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank seashoregal05
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

A terrific place to watch fish being raised, good view of the dam, the river, fish being released at certain times, just a nise stop if you are out driving or bicycling along the American River Trail. The inside is not always open and available but you can walk around the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dennis Y
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

It is nice to be able to wander around and get right next to the fish holding areas. We were lucky enough to be there during feeding time and it was fun to watch the fish react to the food truck. It is on a beautiful section of the river with geese and ducks everywhere. The best part is it is free.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mitch M
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

We visited as a family for several times over the past years.
Best time of the year is around November. It's when the mommy salmon swim upstream.
It's amazing to see them leap upward through the fish ladder.
The small museum offers free fish food for visitors to feed the baby salmon and trout.
We usually save 2+hours or half a day for this place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Helen C
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Every time we went bike riding on the American Bike Trail with the kids we stopped and fed the young fish that were in these huge pools that are vertical not round. And there is the salmon run where you can see them go up the ladders.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank greybearder
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