Leadville National Fish Hatchery, Leadville

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Leadville National Fish Hatchery established in 1889 west of Leadville, Colorado is one of 70 hatcheries in the National Fish Hatchery System. It is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It lies within the Mount Massive Wilderness, most of whose area lies within San Isabel National Forest and is managed by the United States Forest Service.Leadville National Fish Hatchery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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  • The Leadville National Fish Hatchery is great for more than just the historic fish hatchery. They have many great hiking and cross country skiing trails accessible from their parking lot. You can even...  more »
  • We toured this fish hatchery primarily because a friend was working there and wanted us to see it. It is historically interesting as it was established in 1889 and is the second oldest in the US. It s...  more »
  • The inside of the hatchery does not have a lot to see. However, there are fish runs and feeding pond on the outside of the grounds. Be sure to bring your quarters to you can get food to feed this fish...  more »
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  • Nice place to go to see how the govt responded to low trout and other first species populations. This is the nations second oldest with Neosho, Missouri's fish hatchery a few months older. I took the easy walk through the paths to see the holding ponds and some beautiful area. These holding ponds are big and have trails connection them. Big a picnic and enjoy with friends and family in the middle of these trails. Restrooms, tables, swings, and open area are all at this spot as well.
  • Amazing story. This facility has stocked rivers and streams worldwide. I true hidden gem of American history.
  • Great location, it was just 4 miles off the main road, and it was one of the best views in that whole area. Our Daughter LOVED seeing the ponds full of fish, it was a GREAT time spent there. BRING QUARTERS! They have fish feeding vending machines, and it's worth spending a few bucks on getting some pellets.
  • I live in leadville and through out the years I have always came back to this place and absolutely loved it. I also like the hiking trails near here and I love bringing my nephews here
  • Interesting look at fish hatchery. Nature trail around facility was exceptionally maintained with signs and identification of plants. Worth the trip!

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