Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, Hotchkiss, Colorado

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Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, Hotchkiss, Colorado. Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery was started in 1967 as part of the Colorado River Storage Project Act. The Act calls for fish and wildlife facilities to mitigate the losses and improve conditions for fish and wildlife.

Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, Hotchkiss, ColoradoThe Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery is located about five miles west of Hotchkiss, Colorado just south of Hwy 92. The hatchery is one of the few left in the state that is whirliing disease free and this means the hatchery has increased it's fish production to help the Division of Wildlife stock extra lakes in Colorado and surrounding states.

Now here's something else really interesting about the Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery...it's fed by Tommy Dowell Spring, which is on the hillside next to the hatchery. This spring was created in 1930 by an earthquake in Utah. The tremors were felt in this area, and opened up the spring. It flows anywhere from 2200 to 5000 galllons a minute. Now that's a lot of water.

Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, Hotchkiss, Colorado

 

 

 

The hatchery is located along the Northfork of The Gunnison River, so bring your fishing gear.

The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery has a visitor center with picnic areas and public restrooms. There is also a wheelchair accessible, self guided tour, and the hatchery staff will do guided tours with advance notice. For more information contact the hatchery at 970-872-3170. 

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Debbie Laity

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John McCormack, CRS
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We enjoy checking out fish hatcheries.  There is one near Pecos NM we stop at when in the area.  Very cool and a great place to take the kids too!

Jul 10, 2012 06:20 AM #1
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Hi, John...I love the Pecos area. I haven't been there in over 20 years, but I guess I missed the fish hatchery unless it's new since my time there.

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Debbie, That sounds like a fun little outing for the family or grandkids. Too bad you are so far away for a weekend trip.

Jul 10, 2012 06:40 AM #3
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Hi, Debbie...It's nice, you get to see all the trout swimming in their trout runs, and you get all jazzed up about fishing and you can fish the river right there behind the hatchery. If you ever get down this way, please give me a call. We'll meet for lunch, or I can at least direct you towards fun things to do in the area.

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I have visited many a hatchery.  All have some different information dependingon the variety of the fish being raised.

Jul 10, 2012 08:29 AM #5
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Hi, William...Yep they are all different. I've been to my fair share of them, and each one has their own way of doing things. Out here though, the fish is mostly trout.

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Good morning Debbie, thanks for sharing. My family and I visited a Salmon Hatchery in Vancouver many years ago. I remembered the fishes like swimming in a man made canal.

Jul 10, 2012 10:13 PM #7
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Hi, Kwee...that's what The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery has is concrete runs. I would love to see a Salmon hatchery. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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Excellent post.  A fish hatchery is a wonderful place for a family visit.  There is much to learn.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

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Hi, Roy...thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Debbie, this sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon, and can we bring a line?

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Hi, Joan...the Northfork of the Gunnison River is right there behind the hatchery. I would be prepared to fish.

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Thought I forgot about you, didn't you?  Hotchkiss Fish Hatchery sounds like a fun outing, Debbie Laity.

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