Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

Big Springs Trout Hatchery

  • 2035 Fish Hatchery Rd. Map It
  • Lewistown
  • Fish Hatchery

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Hwy. 466, 7 mi southeast of Lewistown;, 2035 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lewistown, Utah, 59457 , United States

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  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk


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