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Big Springs Trout Hatchery

Big Springs Trout Hatchery Review

At the head of one of the purest cold-water springs in the world is the Big Springs Trout Hatchery. The state's largest cold-water production station nurtures several species of trout and kokanee salmon. The show pond, where you can view albino rainbow trout and fish weighing a monstrous 15 pounds, is a popular attraction, but the hatchery grounds are a sight in and of themselves and a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic under giant willow and cottonwood trees. You can see the place where Big Spring Creek spurts from the earth, and the native wildlife—including white-tailed deer, beavers, wood ducks, and belted kingfishers—makes frequent appearances.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy. 466, 7 mi southeast of Lewistown;, 2035 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lewistown, UT, 59457
  • Phone: 406/538–5588
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Lewistown

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