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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

  • 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd. Map It
  • Pisgah Forest
  • Fish Hatchery

Updated 10/15/2014

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This fish hatchery operated by the state's Department of Wildlife Resources produces more than 400,000 brown, rainbow, and native brook trout each year for release in local streams. You can see the fish up close in 54 large tanks called raceways that channel 3,500 gallons of cold mountain water per minute. There's also a visitor center with information about the life cycle of trout and an educational nature trail. The Davidson River, which runs by the hatchery, is popular

for fly fishing.

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1401 Fish Hatchery Rd., off U.S. Hwy. 276, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, 28768, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 8–4:45; Nov.–Mar., weekdays 8–4:45

Updated 10/15/2014


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