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Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery Review

A delightful place for a family picnic, the hatchery was one of California's first trout farms. The Tudor Revival–style structure, completed in 1917, is an architectural stunner, its walls nearly 3-feet thick with locally quarried granite. Fish production ceased in 2007 after a fire and subsequent mudslide, but dedicated volunteers staff the facility and raise trout for display purposes in a large pond out front. Bring change for the fish-food machines.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Fish Hatchery Rd., 2 miles north of town, Independence, CA, 93526
  • Phone: 760/876–4128
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Thurs.–Mon. 10–3:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Independence
Updated: 05-05-2014

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