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Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

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1969. 3 miles east at Rd. 150 and Lane 3150 between the D&RG tracks and the North Fork of the Gunnison River

This modern complex includes a small visitors' center and a tank room, thirty-two outdoor raceways, and six mud-bottomed ponds. Hotchkiss annually raises about 1.2 million rainbow trout, nursing them from egg stage to 2-to-9-inch fingerlings.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery", [Hotchkiss, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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