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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

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3898 N Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541-9225
+1 928-474-7900
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Here Fishy, Fishy...

Very interesting place to learn about the trout and how they are harvested here. You can feed fish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SusieGC
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Safford, Arizona
Wonderful for kids to appreciate the simpler things & just relax. No rides. No Guides.

I took my son here. No admission charge. Open from 8 am to 4 pm, except holidays. NO... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
PhlegmMaster
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3898 N Tonto Creek Rd, Payson, AZ 85541-9225
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"bring quarters"
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"visitor center"
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"various stages"
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"local lakes"
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"highline trail"
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"small museum"
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"rainbow trout"
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"food pellets"
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"interesting place"
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"fun feeding the fish"
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"nice trip"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to learn about the trout and how they are harvested here. You can feed fish, watch short videos and read about the Hatchery. There was no cost so a good bargain. They do close the road at 3:30 so make sure you...More

1  Thank SusieGC
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I took my son here. No admission charge. Open from 8 am to 4 pm, except holidays. NO FISHING. Bring some quarters to use vending machine to purchase food to toss to the fish. It's a simple place, but my son got a kick out...More

Thank PhlegmMaster
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

First time to Hatchery even though been to Payson multiple times. We decided to take the trip to the Hatchery. Upon arrival, we wandered around a bit figuring out the different bins of fish. There were no signs up and no one around to answer...More

1  Thank AJ D
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

took the kids (4) ages 9-12 all had fun feeding the fish. make sure you take quarters we used about $2 and had a great time. the visitor center was closed for remodel but sign said it would be open on 03-31-18 we spent about...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We love visiting the hatchery. Make sure to verify hours as they change with the seasons. When we go we picnic. There are places to have a picnic in the wood and to hike right there. There's a mini wildlife area that has info for...More

Thank mommydaze
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I love animals of all kinds. And here you get to see the different stages of the fish. They also have fish food in old candy dispensers and encourage you to feed the fish in the different age ponds. Only a quarter for an adult...More

Thank Kdaisy1
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The owners so very nice. You should go and see this incredible place and enjoy fishing. The layout is very beautiful and plenty of green grass and nice trees to sit under.

Thank Jo L
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

While my kids are older now, they always insist on visiting the fish hatchery. It's easy to get to, doesn't take a lot of time, and is free to everyone.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a self guided tour of a state run fish hatchery. One can see the fish in various stages depending on the tanks one sees and as you walk to the top of the hill there is a large indoor exhibit

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to stretch your legs from your travels and see an interesting fish farm. Lots of trout to see. Bring some quarters and watch the fish go crazy over food pellets.

Thank julieandjay
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Took this from their site. Hope it helps! 928-478-4200. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 7 days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please Note: We frequently have closures due to local weather and road... More
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