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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

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A great morning spent learning about the history of Wolf Creek Dam. Spent the day before drifting... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Loveland, Ohio
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Without a doubt #1 thing to here.

We floated the Cumberland river in kayaks fishing for trout. We did pretty good! Although it’s not... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 Kendall Rd, Jamestown, KY 42629-6502
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A great morning spent learning about the history of Wolf Creek Dam. Spent the day before drifting down the Cumberland fishing for and catching trout stocked by the fishery. A marvel of engineering and biology all in one place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hobie_Bob
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Educational trip for whole family-- at headwaters Cumberland Lake Dam. See hatchlings and learn the process of restocking. Then fish at headwaters for Rainbow Trout.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thomas S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A hidden gem. Very informative, friendly staff and interesting facts. My children (age 1 & 2) enjoyed feeding fish. Will return!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kym R
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We floated the Cumberland river in kayaks fishing for trout. We did pretty good! Although it’s not hard given the amount of fish in that river! On the last day we stopped at the hatchery...and I’m so glad we did. While the information center is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J_Travel_Xpert
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Small but interesting little place to stop at. Informative video was great. Exhibits were interesting, they have an active bee hive behind glass that you can see inside of and watch the bees work. The pet skunk and numerous turtles, fish, and frogs were fun....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank cj_ky_17
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stopped here for a quick visit on our way out of Jamestown. There was a person behind the desk at the entrance who did not walk around with us. The indoor educational section is small, but had some interesting features. The actual area where...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andylucia
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I am so glad we stopped here. My kids enjoyed feeding the fish. You can buy bags of fish food at the gift shop instead of feeding nickels into the gum ball machine. There is also a butterfly garden, a stream for fishing and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Denise K
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This was a great trip for the family. We learned that fish are hatched here and sent where needed in US to counter effects of pollution. Coming in the Spring you actually get so see hatch but still a good visit any time. A nice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We take our grandkids there when they come to visit. Very informative. They love the fish swimming in the aquariums and the live snakes,turtles and frogs on display. The stuffed black bear by the live bees making honey is great. The most fun is outdoors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rick S M
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Great must see place . Great staff kids love it and pretty neat for adults to. You have to see the live skunk he is pretty cool .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank huckleberrysaywhen76
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Liz J
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Response from Janine A | Reviewed this property |
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is open 7 days per week, 364 days per year, closing only on Christmas. November – December: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST daily. fws.gov/wolfcreek/VisitorCenter this is their website that will... More