Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Learn about trout culture, fishing, and conservation at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. The trout-rearing facility includes a conservation center, as well as a network of paths for hiking, viewing wildlife, and access to fishing areas. The hatchery raises between 350,000 and 400,000 rainbow and brown trout each year. Examine the species on display in aquariums, catch an informative film in the auditorium, and learn more about the process of spawning and egg development in the conservation center. You can feed the fish by purchasing fish food from a machine, so come prepared with quarters. Guided tours are available daily during peak season. For Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and beyond, use our Branson trip builder to get the most from your Branson vacation.
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I especially recommend this for children. They have several runs with various size trout. You can buy feed for them. When you throw it in, the fish have a feeding frenzy.
Actually raise fish to put in Tanycomo Lake. We stayed in our Condo across from the hatchery shute and when they let the fish out, fly fisherman can't miss. I laughed and told them they could just hit... read more »
Thousands of trout for kids to feed with food provided at the site. Huge trout in tanks on display and much info to be found. Very friendly staff.
Kids love feeding the fish and looking at the snakes, fish, turtles and spiders inside. Free to enter and a quarter for some food. Good fun for people on a budget
Very educational for all ages and good holsom fun too ... offers trout fishing and more...
Came here got fishing licenses and permits, great local aquatic information source of the Ozarks.
Awesome place for the kids! And did I mention it's free?
Great place to bring the kids to feed the trout and experience
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