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Rifle Fish Hatchery

The Rifle fish hatchery is the largest state-owned and operated trout production hatchery in Colorado and produces rainbow, cutthroat, brook, and brown trout.

The fish hatchery is open 8 am – 4 pm year-round, and includes a Visitor Center and viewing room, “Feed The Fish” food dispensers (requires quarters), and a fishing pond for kids. The hatchery is located at 11466 State Highway 325, just north of Rifle Falls State Park. Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery is one of 19 hatcheries in the state dedicated to improving fish populations in order to enhance angling opportunities and contribute to native species recovery efforts.

Guided tours are available during the summer months.