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Decorah Fish Hatchery

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Address: 2325 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, IA 52101
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+1 563-382-8324

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Interesting Stop in Decorah

The fish hatchery was a fun stop during our day trip to Decorah. There are trout to see of all sizes. My teenagers and I had a great time feeding the fish. A quarter for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fish hatchery was a fun stop during our day trip to Decorah. There are trout to see of all sizes. My teenagers and I had a great time feeding the fish. A quarter for a handful of food makes for an inexpensive family activity. In addition, the Decorah eagles are located very near to the hatchery. We enjoyed finally... More 

Thank SarahT747
Fairfield, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful stop on our way back from Wisconsin, its nice that you can self tour and feed the trout by yourselves with a 25 cent vending machine!

Thank kalliann2323
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you've never seen how fish are raised for release, this is neat. Kids always enjoy getting to feed them too. The area is beautiful with a creek flowing out of a cave. Nice place to fish and picnic. Bike trails now goes through and known for eagles best nearby so tourist traffic has increased.

Thank Sarah Z
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park, scenic waterfall. Fish rearing trout hatchery. Great place for a picnic. Picnic tables, modern restrooms. Trout run bicycle / walk path, runs adjacent to it. Great place to bring your children or grandchildren.

Thank john m
Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice, well maintained fish hatchery. Nice to see the different species and stages of the fish life. Was able to see the eagles in bluffs above.

Thank BrendaH3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was pretty cool to see the trout, from fingerlings to breeders. There are fish food dispensers that give a generous amount for 25 cents. Feed the big breeders, not the fingerlings, so that they'll come to the surface. They're huge! Lovely streams and there were several people fishing. I would recommend, though, that a trail map be added to... More 

Thank Jeaniy02
Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice access to a trout hatchery and spring fed stream. The information on the stream habitat reclamation was very informative. Very nice wild flower area and lots of local birds.

Thank Terry-2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location surrounded by bluffs and a natural spring. This is a great place to take the kids, feed the trout and have a picnic. While there be sure to check out the eagle's nests. And if you enjoy fishing, this is the beginning of one of northeast Iowa' s most popular trout fishing streams. Lots of handicap accessible spots.

Thank Richard L
Clear Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A fabulous place to take kids. They can feed the fish and see them in all their stages until they are released into Iowa's lakes and streams. So beautiful and serene here...a great place for a picnic.

1 Thank Betty50428
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very cool experience when we had out of state friends visiting recently. There was an employee there that was very courteous and was willing to answer all of our crazy questions that I'm sure he has been asked a million times.

Thank mknwtr

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