I love old buildings and this one is very unique. Unfortunately, it was closed until April. We did get to walk around and feed the ducks and (two) fish. It was a nice little stop and a good place for a picnic.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery towers above the Owens Valley The Hatchery is a quick and easy detour off Hwy 395. It's only open Mon - Thursday from 10am - 4pm. When you arrive in the large dirt parking lot, you will immediately see the beautiful facade of this historic building and large pond. The large outdoor pond would be a... 更多
What a great building! I just love to see the product of men of vision. People who build for a long fruitful future. Go inside and buy a bag of fish food to use at the pond. Great restoration work after the fire. Make sure you visit the store, very different!
We stopped here about 10 years ago and only recently returned for a visit. We were very impressed. We didn't know that the hatchery had suffered extensive damage back in 2007 and 2008 due to fires and mudslides and was subsequently rebuilt but the "new" place is considerably improved with some new exhibits. It was sad to see that their... 更多
We spent around an hour here, letting the kids feed the fish and enjoying the scenery. We watched lots of rabbits running around and got a good look at some marmots hanging around the rock walls. I would have loved to have seen inside the building, but I am glad visitors are allowed just outside after hours.
What was built as one of the premier Fish Hatchery's in the United States is now more than that. While still a more than viable Hatchery for fish is an outstanding Museum. The building and grounds are so pleasant to look at, even if the exhibits are closed, drive by, it's only a minute off the main highway. If you... 更多
We visited out of season when the centre was not open. We spent a good hour in peaceful surroundings taking pictures of the fish and feeding them for the privilege. Some beautiful and huge fish to see. We were the only visitors when we went and it really was tranquil. Would be a lovely place to take a picnic.
My wife and I visited the Mt. Whitney Hatchery many years ago when it was operational. I remember watching an impossibly large rainbow trout swimming around in the pond in front of the hatchery with a large snake hanging halfway out of it's mouth! I also remember thinking "how do I tie a fly like that"! Years later we were... 更多
Historical and environmental. Quick and easy tour—2 minutes off the 395. Been wanting to stop for years and glad I finally did. It’s historical and way cool. Hard to believe they built a hatchery way back in 1915. Nice area to relax near pond and also visiting the old building.
The Hatchery was closed when we visited but it is a beautiful site for wandering and relaxing. There are picnic tables and large trees. Farther up the road is the Baxter Pass trail head - an interesting side trip.