Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Powder Mills Park Fish Hatchery
This morning we visited the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park. The hatchery was first established in 1933 as a cooperative between the US Bureau of Fisheries and Monroe County. In Winter 2002, the hatchery was closed due to county budget cuts and then re-opened in the Fall of 2003, when the Riedman Foundation partnered with Monroe County to provide funding for staff, maintenance, and capital improvements to the hatchery.
A fun, family friendly and FREE place to visit, the hatchery currently raises some 20,000 Trout, Chinook, Salmon and Perch!
Be sure to bring lots of quarters! You can purchase a handful of fish food for a quarter at machines around the hatchery.
In addition to the hatchery, the park offers several walking and hiking trails, ponds for fishing, a playground, and picnic tables and shelters.
If you go...
Located on Park Road within Powder Mills Park, The Fish Hatchery is open year-round. April 1st-October 31st, the park is open everyday from 7am-11pm. November 1st-March 31st, Monday to Thursday, the park is open 7am-4:00pm.