Have you ever thought about where the life of a fish starts? Sure, it happens naturally in rivers, lakes and streams. But there are hatcheries all over the nation where our Fish and Wildlife Department are growing fish to stock in many waterways. Recently my family and I stopped in at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery located at the bottom of the Cumberland Dam in Jamestown KY.
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
We are always on the lookout for fun stretch breaks when we are taking a road trip. If you are traveling south on 127 in Kentucky, the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is a great stop. There is a visitor center with fish tanks, interactive exhibits with buttons to push and flaps to lift.
Read more of my review of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery here.
Once you finish going through the Visitor Center, you can walk through the fish hatchery building where they are growing trout from eggs. Once you walk outside you will can walk through a huge area with rows of trout at different stages of growth. You can pay a nickel for a handful of fish food or $1.00 for a bag of food in the Visitors Center.
Ever been to a fish hatchery? Got any tips or pictures from your visit? I’d love to hear!