Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery, Gold River

#610 of 1,209 in Outdoors in California
Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery is located in Gold River. To visit Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery on your holiday in Gold River, and find out what else Gold River has to offer, use our Gold River trip itinerary tool .
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  • It is nice to be able to wander around and get right next to the fish holding areas. We were lucky enough to be there during feeding time and it was fun to watch the fish react to the food truck. It i...  more »
  • We visited as a family for several times over the past years. Best time of the year is around November. It's when the mommy salmon swim upstream. It's amazing to see them leap upward through the fish ...  more »
  • Every time we went bike riding on the American Bike Trail with the kids we stopped and fed the young fish that were in these huge pools that are vertical not round. And there is the salmon run where y...  more »
  • Neat place to visit and very informative on fish migration. Really amazing to watch the salmon climb the steps up to the hatchery. Those are some large, strong fish! Feed the fish, the small cups of fish food were free the day we visited. A nice, friendly and educational facility.
  • This place has become my daughter's favorite spot. And the best part is this place is free and you can bring visitors too. And a great learning experience for the adults and the children. You can walk up and down the fish runs watching the young salmon learning to swim upstream. For just 25 cents, you can get a cupful of fish food. You can watch the young fish leap and splash to get the food. Also, if you are looking for something more exciting and want to bone up on your salmon facts you can drop into the visitors center. The guy at the visitor center was very helpful and give us hints when to come next time for salmon season and gave us in depth history about the place. There is also a play area with a giant salmon that kids can climb and my daughter and her friend enjoyed playing peekaboo. Definitely going back again with my kids.
  • Awesome place to take your kids to see trout up close. Beat of all - it's Free admission to the trout view the trout. Bring some coins to buy fish food and a cup to hold the fish food. Small walking trail next to the hatchery where you can view the river up close as well. Very peaceful environment if you asked me.
  • These guys take their educational tours seriously! Parking was free and ample, and there's a cool visitor's center that is kid-friendly and hands on. We were able to feed the fish and learn about the life cycles of our native salmon!
  • Interesting history and beautiful river views. The nature story about the fish is great for families.

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