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.
The 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.
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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