Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We Fed Baby Fish at our Local Fish Hatchery

Living in the Sacramento valley we are lucky enough to be near the American River. There is so much to do and see at many parts all along the river at state ran parks. I have always wanted to visit the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Folsom. We finally visited the hatchery on a nice sunny fall day. My son loves new activities and being able to feed the fish was so cool for him. He smiled so big when they would all flutter around grabbing the bits of fish food. It is only 5 cents for a big handful to feed the baby fish.

They also have a great information center with displays and a tv watching area with the process of how they are helping replenish the river. It was very informative.

We will be gong back soon to see the Salmon run. We saw huge salmon jumping out of the water at the lower part of the river near the hatchery. It was very exciting to see such big fish jumping so high.


* Visitor Center open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Christmas Day
* Opening time may vary during spawning season
* Raceways (fish rearing ponds) open daily 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
* Call for more information

Address: 2001 Nimbus Road, Suite F, Gold River, CA 95670
Directions: Off Highway 50, 18 miles east of Sacramento. Travel north on Hazel Ave. 0.7 mile, make a left hand turn at Gold Country Blvd. Travel 200 yards to the parking lot entrance on the right.

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