Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

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Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

The river, the thin riparian areas along it, and the cliffs can provide some interesting birding, including Great Blue Heron, ducks, eagles, dippers, swifts, and wrens. The wet cliffs along the entrance could harbor interesting winter species, such as Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush. The trout in the hatchery are also an interesting attraction.

County: Delta

Attractions: interesting information on trout rearing when visitor center is open. Picnic area.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Cliff Face, Stream

Directions: From Hotchkiss, go west three miles and turn south on CR 31.00. Take CR 31.00 1.5 miles to the end and go east on CR I.50. Go one mile on CR I.50 and look for the signs for the hatchery.

Delorme: 56 B3
Roads of Colorado: 99 D1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk; visitor center more limited hours
Ownership: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None

Parking: Gravel parking lot
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.7738
Longitude: -107.7723

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingNo
PicnicNo
HuntingNo
FishingNo
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